The Cave of Storms
by Patricia Weenolsen
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Paperback: 300 pages
The year is 1692. The place is Salem. After witnessing the hanging of her beloved sister on Salem’s Gallows Hill, fourteen-year-old Mary flees the witch hunters with her five-year-old brother, Ephraim, into the American wilderness. Here they are taken captive by the Abenaki Indians and became their slaves.
Trek with them to Katahdin in Meine, where Ephraim escapes up the mountain to the great God Pomola’s stronghold in the Cave of Sorms.
Fight beside the limping soaring Eagle who, desperate for Mary’s love, throws stones for her to pick up in the Abenaki tradition of deduction, only to suffer her rejection, after which the flirtatious Hill Dancer captures his affections.
Escape with them past bands of “child-chomping” Iroquois to prayer village near quebec, Canada, where the Jesuits Fathers try to convert them from Manitou’s ways to their own God’s. Tumultuous love, betrayal, treachery, poison, and miracles await them.