The Blackwater Novels are set in the 1930s along the Blackwater Swamp, near the fictional town of Turpentine, Georgia. Get in trouble with the twins when they shoot green tomatoes in a giant slingshot, and dynamite a toilet with a cherry bomb. Explore the magic and mystery of nature . . . hear the critters in the swamp, sleep in a treehouse, find a hidden grave, and sleep on an island by the embers of a campfire.
Having been threatened by Bobby Scagg, Linc and Johnny worry about what Scagg will do. Johnny starts to teach Linc to read. Bobby Scagg comes in the night to burn down Linc’s little house. Johnny and Linc plan to contact Mr. Webb, Linc’s employer.