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By Archibald Rutledge,Stephen Chesley,Jacob F. Rivers III,Jim Casada

Archibald Rutledge’s suspenseful tale “The Egret’s Plumes” is a cautionary story exalting the virtues of fine sportsmanship, conservation of the wildlife, and the universality of parental instincts. Fleeing the relentless plume hunters in their local Florida, a couple of beautiful snowy egrets make a brand new home—and then a brand new family—in the South Carolina lowcountry swamps of Blake’s Reserve. whilst the male egret is killed through a poacher, the feminine is left to protect her nest and lift their hatchlings. Will Ormond, a stressed and reckless hunter and inheritor to the reserve’s plantation, spots the surviving egrets after an afternoon of disappointments along with his unique prey. As he wades into the swamp to realize a greater place for his kill shot together with his in simple terms closing cartridge, Will involves realize components of his dating along with his personal mom within the selfless devotion of the feminine egret to her younger. during this second of uncharacteristic hesitation, he additionally realizes that he's not on my own within the brackish waters of the reserve and that the hunter could have develop into the hunted.

“The Egret’s Plumes” is an inspiring, allegorical narrative that illuminates the pitfalls watching for immoral acts and the saving virtues of selflessness and compassion. This brief tale used to be written for book in an early twentieth-century boy’s journal and was once first amassed within the privately revealed Eddy Press variation of previous Plantation Days (c. 1913). constrained to only a couple of hundred copies, the Eddy Press variation is extremely prized by way 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 greatly to be had 1921 Stokes variation of previous Plantation Days.

A venture of the arts Council SC reaping benefits South Carolina literary courses, this new version of The Egret’s Plumes is illustrated in good-looking charcoal etchings by way of southern artist Stephen Chesley. Award-winning open air writerand famous Rutledge pupil Jim Casada offers the volume’s creation, and outside author and writer Jacob F. Rivers III bargains an afterword.

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