Fortune’s Journey


Bruce Coville

(Author of My Teacher Is an Alien; Aliens Ate My Homework; Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher; Into the Land of the Unicorns, and many others)

Published by Oddly Enough at Smashwords

Copyright 1995, 2012 Bruce Coville

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To Alice Morigi, who insisted that I make it better, and helped me do so with her wise and detailed comments. Whatever flaws this story has now, they would be far greater without the help of this grand lady of the theater.

Chapter One

Ahead lay San Francisco, and all their golden dreams. But that was more than half a continent away. All the six members of Plunkett’s Players could see now, in the mid-afternoon of April 3, 1853, was the dreary road to Busted Heights, Missouri.

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