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Freedom Seekers #4: The Swindler's Treasureby Lois Walfrid Johnson
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Sometimes there's a cost for doing the right thing," says Captain Norstad after standing up to a swindler. But the cost is high-the possible loss of the Christina. Will he and the other Freedom Seekers recover the stolen money before a double payment is due?
When Libby's Newfoundland dog Samson saves a deaf child from being run over by a horse and buggy, Peter becomes part of the Christina family. Then a different theft threatens Jordan's reputation. The money entrusted by his church to help fugitive slaves cross into Canada is gone! And will Jordan find his father before they're lost to each other forever?
As the Christina steams south, Caleb learns that Micah Parker has escaped toward the Mississippi River. Who will find Micah first-Jordan or the slave catchers?
Leaving the Christina at Alton, Libby, Caleb, Jordan, and Peter take up the dangerous search and receive the help of the Underground Railroad in Illinois. What does it mean to Caleb to hear what his hero, newspaper editor Elijah Lovejoy, believed about freedom of the press? How did people in the Underground Railroad live their belief that when man's law and God's law conflict, God's law is higher, more important? The law to be followed.
In The Swindler's Treasure, the fourth Freedom Seekers novel, Lois Walfrid Johnson brings into the story the thoughts of historic Illinois residents who give their reasons for being active participants in the Underground Railroad.
The Freedom Seekers series is a six-novel middle-reader set in 1857. Feel the rush of immigrants to the new land, and the dangers of the Underground Railroad in these true-to-life riverboat stories.The characters will receive a heart-warming response from readers of all ages. Adult readers will ask themselves, "Would I have been one of those who helped runaway slaves?" Lois Walfrid Johnson uses strong historical research, great writing, and wonderful storytelling to bring alive a critical time in American history.
Soon after Captain Norstad stands up to a swindler comes the discovery. A thief has replaced the money in the Christina's safe with worthless bills. Can Libby's father make up for the theft with a double payment? Or will he lose the steamboat all of them love?
In The Swindler's Treasure, the fourth Freedom Seekers novel, another theft occurs when Jordan's church entrusts him with a large gift of money for helping fugitive slaves. How can Libby and Caleb help their friend clear his name? And can Jordan possibly find his father?
When Libby's Newfoundland dog Samson saves a deaf child from being run over, Peter becomes part of the Christina family. What does it mean for the Freedom Seekers to work for what they believe when facing fear on every side?
Captain Norstad stood up to a swindler, but now he might lose the riverboat they all love.
"Sometimes there's a cost for doing the right thing," Captain Norstad stated. Will he and the other Freedom Seekers recover the stolen money before a double payment is due?
They learn that Micah Parker has escaped and is running for the Mississippi River. The Freedom Seekers leave the Christina and take up the search. Requesting the help of the Underground Railroad, will they find Micah before the slave catchers?
When God's law and man's law conflict, which will they choose to follow?
From the golden age of steamboats, the rush of immigrants to new lands, and the dangers of the Underground Railroad, come true-to-life stories of courage, integrity, and suspense in the Freedom Seekers series.
About the Author
LOIS WALFRID JOHNSON is the best-selling author of more than 30 books for children and adults including the best-selling Adventures of the Northwoods and Riverboat Adventures series. Her historically accurate novels and more than 250 shorter pieces have received a variety of awards, including the Gold Medallion Book Award, the C.S. Lewis Award for Best Series, and five Silver Angels from Excellence in Media. A former instructor for Writer's Digest School, Lois speaks and teaches writing at public and Christian schools, home educator groups, university classes, and writers' conferences. Lois loves talking with kids and writing edge-of-your-seat adventures. She and Roy, her husband, are the parents of three married children and make their home in Minnesota.
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