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The Jack-Knife Man

by Ellis Parker Butler

In a small town in the American Midwest, a mysterious stranger arrives with a single suitcase and a pocketful of jackknives. The stranger, who calls himself Peter Lane, is a jack-of-all-trades who makes a living by whittling kitchen tools and toys. He is also a bit of a recluse, and he keeps to himself for the most part. However, one day, a dying woman stumbles to his shanty boat during a storm, and Peter finds himself the unwitting caretaker for her lame three-year-old son. The boy, named Jimmy, is a handful, and Peter is not sure how to handle him. However, as the two of them grow closer, Peter begins to learn the importance of family and friendship. He also comes to realize that he is not as alone as he thought he was.

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English

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English

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1913

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Ellis Parker Butler

United States

Ellis Parker Butler was an American author known for his humorous and light-hearted writing style. Born on December 5, 1869, in Muscatine, Iowa, he grew up in a large family and had a passion for writ...

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