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Bluster and Trouble Up North

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5, 6, 7
Page count: 8



Appeared in

Cicada Magazine, Vol 2, Num 3. Jan/Feb 2000

Story Summary

After George Erskine's Pa dies, he lies about his age to get a job cutting trees up north in the Maine woods. When challenged by the lumber company agent, he admits he is only fifteen but is given a chance anyway. Although the work is brutal, George's most difficult task is apologizing to his boss after being tricked into challenging him over wages.