Tag: Upriver

Upriver: Ch.11 “To China”

The Story So Far: Hiding in a tree, Iah and Vinny figure they are doomed for sure when one of Rattler Cole’s men looks up and calls out, “Found them!”

Upriver: Ch. 9 “The Storm”

The Story So Far: Eleven-year-old Iah Thomas just came up with a new plan for rescuing the kidnapped Vinny Hemshaw, who is stowed away in a crate in the hold of the Capitol.

Upriver: Ch. 8 “Wrestling with the Facts”

The Story So Far: Iah Thomas is feeling discouraged in his efforts to rescue Vinca Hemshaw, the kidnapped girl whom he has discovered tied up in a crate in the hold of the Capitol.

Upriver: Ch. 7 “Searching for a Plan”

The Story So Far: Eleven-year-old Iah Thomas has just discovered the kidnapped girl, Vinca Hemshaw, in the hold of the steamer! Now, with a second chance to help her, can he save her from the evil Rattler Cole?

Upriver: Ch. 6 “Wild Vinny”

The Story So Far: Down in the hold of the ship, Iah investigates a mysterious rubbing noise, but then he hears something far worse—a sound like seeds in a dried gourd being shaken. That can mean only one thing—the approach of Rattler Cole.

Upriver: Ch. 5 “Fishing and Fear”

The Story So Far: It’s 1867, and eleven-year-old Iah Thomas, who is making his way back home to St. Louis by working as a runabout on a Missouri River steamer, has just decided to stay clear of the fearsome Rattler Cole.

Upriver: Ch. 4 “Rattler Cole”

The Story So Far: It’s 1867, and eleven-year-old Iah Thomas is making his way home by working as a runabout on a Missouri River steamer. He has just visited the hold, where he feels that something—besides the rats—isn’t quite right.

Upriver: Ch. 3 “The Capitol”

The Story So Far: It’s 1867, and eleven-year-old Iah Thomas just witnessed the kidnapping of a girl his age. He wants to join the search team, but instead must accept a job as a runabout on a steamer that is traveling to its last stop at Fort Union before heading down the Missouri River to his home in St. Louis.

Upriver: Ch. 2 “Paid Ticket Home”

The Story So Far: It’s 1867 in the Dakota Territory. Eleven-year-old Iah Thomas just witnessed the kidnapping of a girl his age. Too terrified to try and help her, he is consumed by guilt.

Upriver: Ch. 1 “Fear”

The year is 1867, and Iah Thomas, an eleven-year-old boy from St. Louis, is working at his uncle’s trading post in the Dakota Territory while his mother recovers from an illness.