Ride the River
by Louis L’Amour

A good short novel told by God and Echo Sackett about her trip from Tennessee to Philadelphia in 1840 where she collected her inheritance of $3000 and a jewel in a puzzle box and her return trip on which she is pursued by robbers. She is 16 years old. The title refers to the part of the return trip in a canoe. The puzzle box is left unresolved. As with all L’Amour books bladder and bowel relief is never mentioned and there is no sex. A handsome, young, city, man is sent to protect her and she ends up protecting him. They fall in love of course. She is the future aunt of William Tell, Orrin, and Tyrel Sackett.

Year Read: 2004

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