Gene Stratton-Porter
by Gene Stratton Porter


Freckles - watchguard of Limberlost
Swamp Angel - Freckles dream girl
Mc Lean - the company manager of timber
The Duncans - the accommodating couple
Wessner and Black Jack - the wood thiefs


The kind Duncan family not thinks twice to allow poor Freckles to board on their home. Freckles got a job as watchman at the Limberlost forest company. Freckles witness anomaly in the forest, a lumberjack thief Wessner offered him money whenever they cut woods illegally. This happens all without the awareness of company manager Mc Lean. But the young watchman didn’t know that Mc Lean and the Duncans observe and knew everything.

Swamp Angel, as Freckles use to call her dream lady make friend with him. Swamp is the daughter of owner of the lumber. At the forest, she likes stunning to butterflies and birds and even flowers. Freckles and Swamp Angel became good buddies; they compromise each other in many things. One time, a lady who sells butterflies to Swamp Angel came, informing that thieves are cutting woods. Freckles act fast; he made a warning shot to fright the thieves Wessner and Black Jack.

Freckles were also proudly introduced by Swamp Angel to her friends at the city. Freckles frequently visit by Swamp Angel in the forest. They enjoy each other's company well while playing with butterflies and birds while singing together. One time in the forest, Swamp Angel was caught by Wessner, Black Jack and others who wanted  a forest tree in exchange of her freedom. But Swamp Angel has her way to be back at their camp and asked help. Mc Lean and his group came and catch the wood thief's.

At the forests, Freckels and Swamp Angel had lots of adventurous memories together. Soon, Freckles was discovered to be the missing son of Lord and lady O'More of Ireland. And also, Freckles and Swamp Angel admit later on that they loved each other and engagement comes happens after.


This is an inspiring story of a poor young man who works hard with dignity and honesty. Freckles show love and respect to women that made him well-liked by everyone. And with all his great traits he soon won the heart of her Swamp Angel.