A Small Bequest is the comic account of two city boys and their summer expedition through Michigan's Upper Peninsula in 1934. What begins as an innocent camping trip becomes a disaster of hilarious proportions for author Ed Love and his best friend, George French. Exploring Grandfather Perry's legacyatwo sections of land in the sothwest quadrant of Luce Countyathe boys are beset by porcupines and poison ivy, blowouts and breakdowns and soon realize that the north woods scrub is no place for Eagle Scouts. Love is a keen observer of the American scene, and A Small Bequest is his witty reminder that all is not beautiful in the wilderness.When we were still in the ninth grade he had gone down to a junk yard and bought an old 1919 Model T Ford coupe for ten dollars. George had to load it ... another piece of junk. In all the time Ia#39;d ever known him there was never a day when there was not a car in some stage of rebuilding in his back yard. ... I wasna#39;t much of a mechanic myself, but I could follow instructions and I could run errands for him.
|Title||:||A Small Bequest|
|Author||:||Edmund G. Love|
|Publisher||:||Wayne State University Press - 1987|