Under the Black Hills

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Berkley Books, 1999 - Fiction - 295 pages
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When Tory Bratton was thirteen, his father went off to fight the Civil War -- but soon returned, disgraced as a coward. That was more than fifteen years ago, and in that time the boy grew to hate his father.

Now a stranger has arrived to carry out Lucius Bratton's dying wish -- and deliver to Tory his father's gold pocket watch.

But this gift is more than a simple timepiece, for within it Tory will discover a map to Lucius Bratton's fortune in gold -- and a path to reconciliation between father and son...

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G. Clifton Wisler is the author of more than sixty-three books, many of them historical fiction for young adults. His ability to bring history alive in accessible and engaging ways make him a popular author for young readers. Mr. Wisler lives in Plano, Texas, where he continues to work on his doctoral dissertation on the history of the Ninth Texas Infantry Regiment in the Civil War.

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