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Authors: Mary Christner Borntrager

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Andy

 
title
:
Andy Ellie's People
author
:
Borntrager, Mary Christner.
publisher
:
Herald Press
isbn10 | asin
:
0836136330
print isbn13
:
9780836136333
ebook isbn13
:
9780585262796
language
:
English
subject
 
Amish--Fiction, Amish--Fiction, Overweight persons--Fiction, Conduct of life--Fiction, Runaways--Fiction, Christian fiction.
publication date
:
1993
lcc
:
PS3552.O7544A84 1993eb
ddc
:
813/.54
subject
:
Amish--Fiction, Amish--Fiction, Overweight persons--Fiction, Conduct of life--Fiction, Runaways--Fiction, Christian fiction.
Page 1
Andy
 
Page 2
Books by
Mary Christner Borntrager
Ellie
Rebecca
Rachel
Daniel
Reuben
Andy
Polly
Sarah
Mandy
Annie
Over half a million books in print
in the Ellie
'
s People Series
This series is available
in regular type and
in large-print type
.
 
Page 3
Andy
Mary Christner Borntrager
 
Page 4
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Borntrager, Mary Christner, 1921- 
Andy / Mary Christner Borntrager. 
p. ; cm.(Ellie's people; 6) 
Summary: An overweight, short-tempered Amish teenager 
learns to control his eating habits and his anger after running away 
to live as a hobo. 
ISBN 0-8361-3633-0 
1. AmishUnited StatesFiction. [1. AmishFiction. 
2. Overweight personsFiction. 3. Conduct of lifeFiction. 
4. RunawaysFiction.] I. Title. II. Series: Borntrager, Mary 
Christner, 1921- Ellie's people; 6. 
[PS3552.07544A84 1993] 
813'.54dc20 
[Fic]                                                                       93-20059 
                                                                                    CIP 
                                                                                      AC
                                 
The paper used in this publication is recycled and meets the
minimum requirements of American National Standard for
Information SciencesPermanence of Paper for Printed Library
Materials. ANSI Z39.48-1984.
ANDY
Copyright
©
1993 by Herald Press, Scottdale, Pa. 15683
Published simultaneously in Canada by Herald Press,
Waterloo, Ont. N2L 6H7. All rights reserved
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 93-20059
International Standard Book Number: 0-8361-3633-0
Printed in the United States of America
Cover art by Edwin Wallace/Book design by Paula M. Johnson
03 02 01 00  99 98   12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4
40,000 copies of this book in print in all editions
 
Page 5
To my many friends 
who have encouraged me 
to keep writing
 
Page 7
Contents
1. The Drifter
9
2. Smokehouse Home
14
3. Faraway Places
19
4. He's Gone!
24
5. Fish Rock Creek
29
6. The Agreement
34
7. An Extra Hand
39
8. Torn Britches
44
9. No Doghouse Yet!
49
10. Old Salty
54
11. Billy-Goat Surprise
59
12. Horseshoe Cave
64
13. Snow Boots
69
14. One Bad Egg
75
15. A Good Trick
80
16. The Big News
87
17. Who's to Blame?
92
18. What about Andy?
97
 
Page 8
19. Life of a Rover
102
20. Hopping a Freight
107
21. Put Your Back to It!
113
22. The Prodigal Returns!
119
23. No Greener Grass
125
24. The Road Back
131
25. The Answer
137
The Author
143
 
Page 9
1
The Drifter
Andy saw him coming down the dusty road. He just knew the man would stop at their house.
"Look, Mom!" Andy exclaimed, leaning on his hoe handle.
"Er kummt
(he comes)!"
"Wer kummt
(who comes)?" asked Lizzie.
"Why,
en Landleefer
(a tramp). See, he's just now crossing the bridge."
Lizzie squinted her eyes and peered through the sun's bright rays. She had married a fine young Amish boy, Jacob Maust. As the years passed, their family had grown to number seven children. There were three boys and four girls, including one set of twin girls.
Andy was the youngest son. He and his mother were in the garden hoeing the corn. It was midafternoon, and they had been working together for about two hours.
Lizzie straightened her back and sighed. She wiped sweat from her face with her apron.
"Ya
(yes), I see

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