In the Wilds of Florida

by W.H.G. Kingston

In the Wilds of Florida

In the Wilds of Florida is a tale of an Irish schoolboy who leaves school and his struggling family in Ireland to come to America. He experiences a Florida where fighting still erupts between Cherokee and Seminole Indians, where white people are under threat of Indian attack, and the landscape is mostly swamp or plains of dense brush.

Source: Kingston, W.H.G. (1901). In the Wilds of Florida. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd.

Chapter 1
Maurice and his father are invited to America to offer assistance to their family members. The travel there is peopled with interesting characters and the excitement of a child gone overboard.
Chapter 2
A short history of Florida is presented. The travelers encounter wildlife and Indians.
Chapter 3
They arrive at the Kearney house and get to know the family and the area.
Chapter 4
he men set out in search of Rochford. They meet and Indian chief.
Chapter 5
The group travels the coast, gaining familiarity with the Florida wildlife.
Chapter 6
The men travel through the Keys and meet with more adventure.
Chapter 7
The men hunt and forage for food during their travels through Lake Kissimmee. They flee from Indians.
Chapter 8
A deer hunt leads to separation and a night spent avoiding a pack of wolves.
Chapter 9
Hunger turns to desperation, until the men find water. Unfortunate events lead to further troubles.
Chapter 10
The men are assisted by runaway slaves. They find food, but also discover several dead bodies.
Chapter 11
The group is finally reunited.
Chapter 12
The men discover the site of an ambush. Rochford reappears.
Chapter 13
The men worry about possible attacks. Spotted Wolf disappears.
Chapter 14
The men find a fort. Carlos takes out his anger on Spotted Wolf.
Chapter 15
The pattern of revenge continues.
Chapter 16
The men return from their journey. There is a fire. The fate of Oceola is revealed.
  • Year Published: 1901
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: England
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 8.0
  • Word Count: 95,904
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Keywords: family, nature
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