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Erema

Richard Doddridge Blackmore

A few years before the great Civil War, a young English woman and her father, having left the security of their wagon train, are lost in the unforgiving Californian desert, looking in vain for the landmark that marks the short-cut across those last western mountains which would lead them to the home of an old friend. George Castlewood gives all the water and rations he has to his daughter, Erema, and dies just a short distance from help. Rescued by kind Sampson “Uncle Sam” Gundry, the family friend they had been seeking, Erema lives for a time at his saw mill. One day, one Mr. Goad, a bounty-hunter from England, arrives at the mill, offering $10,000 for proof of Lord Castlewood’s death and custody of his young daughter. Lord Castlewood had been accused of the crime of patricide 15 years earlier, escaped from jail and been on the lam ever since. Erema, believing her father’s innocence and determined to clear his good name, returns to England to discover the long-lost secrets of her family and the cloudy circumstances of the murder of her grandfather.Told by Erema herself, this is a grand story of mystery and the coming of age of an independent and courageous woman. Set in Victorian England and the throes of the Civil War, the story is replete with twists and turns of plot in every chapter.(Summary by Linda Dodge)

A few years before the great Civil War, a young English woman and her father, having left the security of their wagon train, are lost in the unforgiving Californian desert, looking in vain for the landmark that marks the short-cut across those last western mountains which would lead them to the home of an old friend. George Castlewood gives all the water and rations he has to his daughter, Erema, and dies just a short distance from help. Rescued by kind Sampson “Uncle Sam” Gundry, the family friend they had been seeking, Erema lives for a time at his saw mill. One day, one Mr. Goad, a bounty-hunter from England, arrives at the mill, offering $10,000 for proof of Lord Castlewood’s death and custody of his young daughter. Lord Castlewood had been accused of the crime of patricide 15 years earlier, escaped from jail and been on the lam ever since. Erema, believing her father’s innocence and determined to clear his good name, returns to England to discover the long-lost secrets of her family and the cloudy circumstances of the murder of her grandfather.Told by Erema herself, this is a grand story of mystery and the coming of age of an independent and courageous woman. Set in Victorian England and the throes of the Civil War, the story is replete with twists and turns of plot in every chapter.(Summary by Linda Dodge)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A few years before the great Civil War, a young English woman and her father, having left the security of their wagon train, are lost in the unforgiving Californian desert, looking in vain for the landmark that marks the short-cut across those last western mountains which would lead them to the home of an old friend. George Castlewood gives all the water and rations he has to his daughter, Erema, and dies just a short distance from help. Rescued by kind Sampson “Uncle Sam” Gundry, the family friend they had been seeking, Erema lives for a time at his saw mill. One day, one Mr. Goad, a bounty-hunter from England, arrives at the mill, offering $10,000 for proof of Lord Castlewood’s death and custody of his young daughter. Lord Castlewood had been accused of the crime of patricide 15 years earlier, escaped from jail and been on the lam ever since. Erema, believing her father’s innocence and determined to clear his good name, returns to England to discover the long-lost secrets of her family and the cloudy circumstances of the murder of her grandfather.Told by Erema herself, this is a grand story of mystery and the coming of age of an independent and courageous woman. Set in Victorian England and the throes of the Civil War, the story is replete with twists and turns of plot in every chapter.(Summary by Linda Dodge)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

17h 43m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

27:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

25:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

18:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

21:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

20:29


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

26:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

18:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

25:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

17:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

17:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

17:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

16:48


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

15:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

23:24


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

19:16


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

17:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

17:41


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

14:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

17:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

22:48


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

24:36


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

19:16


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

24:14


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

17:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

25:45


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

28:19


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

18:27


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

29:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

11:05


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

21:27