By Dick Miller
Book 1 within the Boxcar child Series
-Action & Adventure
In the chilly middle of the Thirties nice melancholy, pushed by means of worry and poverty, Bucky Ellis hops his first freight teach on the smooth age of 13. Leaving house is the toughest factor he is ever performed, yet, because the oldest of the 4 Ellis young children, he is aware the family members should be at an advantage with one much less mouth to feed. fortunately, he reveals a brand new buddy and mentor in that first boxcar he climbs into. K.O., son of a black prizefighter, teaches Bucky the way to struggle, and he teaches him the "rules" for staying alive. jointly, the men commence their look for a greater life.
As the 2 acquaintances journey the rails, there are a quarter-million others similar to them -- all looking for paintings, of whatever greater. Bucky fast discovers this can be a new international with its personal principles -- the place the kindness of strangers isn't really assured and is greater than overshadowed through the brutality of the railroad detectives, or "bulls". as though lifestyles wasn't challenging adequate, in a fight to save lots of K.O.'s lifestyles, Bucky makes a perilous enemy in Crusher, one of many worst of those bulls.
As Bucky grabs possibilities and starts his ascent to a greater existence, terrific and psychopathic Crusher is ready, looking at, sufferer, decided to work out Bucky lifeless -- after the child will pay in pain.
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