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By Archibald Rutledge,Stephen Chesley,Jim Casada,Charles W. Waring III

Archibald Rutledge’s tale “The Doom of Ravenswood” is a harrowing account of the ability of the wildlife and of the hazards for people and animals alike to be present in the ominous swamps of the South Carolina lowcountry. because the narrator of this cautionary story is using domestic astride his devoted horse, Redbird, to Ravenswood Plantation, he's pressured to forestall alongside the remoted highway to choose wildflowers. however the untamed desert has laid a capture for the tourist, and he fast reveals himself sinking helplessly into the inescapable pull of the morass. With Redbird his purely best friend during this lethal concern and with destiny and nature set squarely opposed to him, the narrator needs to use his wits if he's to survive.

The brief tale “The Doom of Ravenswood” was once written for ebook in an early twentieth-century boy’s journal and was once first accrued within the privately revealed Eddy Press variation of outdated Plantation Days (c. 1913). restricted to simply a couple of hundred copies, the Eddy Press variation is very prized by means of Rutledge creditors and comprises 5 stories—“Claws,” “The Doom of Ravenswood,” “The Egret’s Plumes,” “The center of Regal,” and “The Ocean’s Menace”—not present in the extra broadly to be had 1921 Stokes variation of previous Plantation Days.

A undertaking of the arts Council SC reaping rewards the South Carolina ebook pageant, this new version of The Doom of Ravenswood is illustrated in good-looking charcoal etchings through southern artist Stephen Chesley. Award-winning open air author and famous Rutledge student Jim Casada offers the volume’s advent and Lillian Smith Award–winning author William Baldwin bargains an afterword.

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