Little Boy Brave
by Peggy Holloway
Billy, age eight, makes plans to run away from home after suffering abuse for three years, by his stepmother. During a camping trip that was supposed to bring the family together, Billy sees that things are not going to change, when his dad and stepmom start fighting again. Waiting for them to go to bed and for things to quiet down, Billy backs up his tent and a few rations and heads off.