Gene Stratton-Porter was an American author, amateur naturalist, wildlife photographer. She was one of the earliest women to form a movie studio and production company. Some works of the author were translated into different languages, and they were estimated to have had 50 million readers around the world. She was the supporter of the conservation of wild nature. This story describes the rude life of a girl who was the twelve child in a family of slaves. Suffering was the main theme of this book. This story plunges the readers into the atmosphere of past time America. Read the story to know the troubles that happened to her!