Andy: Ellie's People Series, Book 6 by Mary Christner Borntrager

By Mary Christner Borntrager

Andy Maust loves to write poems, and he s no longer reliable at operating or wrestling or any of the opposite actions that Amish boys take pleasure in. the opposite boys tease him mercilessly, after which Andy s puppy disappears in a mysterious approach. Drifters are roaming the rustic on trains, searching for paintings and a sizzling meal, and Andy starts to visualize working clear of his problems. He comes to a decision to seize a educate to someplace at any place the place he might be himself. Will Andy locate contentment and peace in his new lifestyles, or will God name the prodigal home?

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Book 6 within the Ellie's humans series

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It's a sight, boy. It purely is. " exclaimed Andy. "Yes, they do. That's why they're called skyscrapers. I've rode me many a freight train and seen some faraway places. " A loud knock sounded on the smokehouse door. Cloyce answered, and there stood Jake Maust. " he asked. "Yes, he is, mister," said Cloyce. "Andy, go to the barn and wait for me," Jake sternly commanded him. "Wait a minute," Cloyce said. " "He's been told to stay away from the smokehouse and not bother you," Jake stated. " "That's not the point.

Andy's staying home from school this week to help. Sam, you and Andy hitch the sorrels to the wagon and take some corn knives to open up the back cornfield. " Andy was glad the older Amish boys had a week off from school for cornhusking. He did not like school. Most of the children teased him. He longed for the day he would be sixteen. Then he could quit. However, books were a joy to him. Unlike some of his Amish cousins, he had access to many. Andy loved poetry and had written a few poems which earned him an excellent reward: a Barlow pocketknife from his teacher.

I know it hurt because Shep limped all the way home. I wish I had hit Johnny with a stone. " Andy swung his throwing arm. "Wie oft miss ich dir saage (how often must I tell you), Andy? Returning evil for evil never solves anything. " "I can't be nice to boys like that. They just call me Fettkessel (lard kettle) and Maus (mouse). " "Let them say on. We are what we make ourselves by our deeds and actions. " Page 35 Andy didn't admit that he had done that very thing more than once. He especially liked to call the Swartz boys Schwatzbaert (blackbeards, pirates).

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