By Dick Miller
Book 1 within the Boxcar child Series
-Action & Adventure
In the chilly center of the Thirties nice melancholy, pushed by means of difficulty and poverty, Bucky Ellis hops his first freight teach on the gentle age of 13. Leaving house is the toughest factor he is ever performed, yet, because the oldest of the 4 Ellis young ones, he understands the relatives could be at an advantage with one much less mouth to feed. fortunately, he unearths a brand new pal and mentor in that first boxcar he climbs into. K.O., son of a black prizefighter, teaches Bucky the best way to struggle, and he teaches him the "rules" for staying alive. jointly, the lads commence their look for a greater life.
As the 2 acquaintances trip the rails, there are a quarter-million others similar to them -- all looking for paintings, of whatever greater. Bucky quick discovers it is a new global with its personal principles -- the place the kindness of strangers isn't assured and is greater than overshadowed via the brutality of the railroad detectives, or "bulls". as though existence wasn't difficult sufficient, in a fight to avoid wasting K.O.'s existence, Bucky makes a perilous enemy in Crusher, one of many worst of those bulls.
As Bucky grabs possibilities and starts off his ascent to a greater existence, incredible and psychopathic Crusher is ready, gazing, sufferer, decided to determine Bucky useless -- after the child can pay in pain.
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