Follow the River

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Ballantine Books, 1986 - Fiction - 406 pages
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Mary Ingles was twenty-three, happily married, and pregnant with her third child when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement in 1755 and kidnapped her, leaving behind a bloody massacre. For months they held her captive. But nothing could imprison her spirit. With the rushing Ohio River as her guide, Mary Ingles walked one thousand miles through an untamed wilderness no white woman had ever seen. Her story lives on -- extraordinary testimony to the indomitable strength of one pioneer woman who risked her life to return to her own people.

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User Review  - HaroldTitus - LibraryThing

I chose to read "Follow the River" by James Alexander Thom not so much to be entertained and inspired by the story of Mary Ingles’s escape in 1755 from Indian captivity and her torturous return from ... Read full review

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User Review  - GrannyNanny - LibraryThing

Outstanding book! If it wasn't a true story it would be hard to believe! To be captured by Indians and having them take your two sons and having to leave your baby daughter so you could escape is ... Read full review


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