Gene Stratton-Porter's first success, this book gained even greater popularity after the publication of its sequel, A Girl of the Limberlost. In Freckles a homeless waif finds deliverance in the primeval Limberlost swamp. Maimed and abandoned as an infant, Freckles seeks a chance to prove his worth. When he gets a job watching Mr. McLean's valuable Limberlost timber, he is given that opportunity. In his stewardship of the woods, he finds happiness in the companionship of the birds and other wild creatures and in the love of the beautiful Swamp Angel. This moving story of courage and virtue will warm the hearts of young and old.