The Boxcar Children pt. 6


Gertrude Chandler Warner

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Tonight, we’ll read the next part to “The Boxcar Children” written by school teacher Gertrude Chandler Warner and published in 1924.

The Boxcar Children tells the story of four orphaned children, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny. They create a home for themselves in an abandoned boxcar in the forest.

In the last episode, Henry gets more work to do from the doctor, this time with his siblings picking cherries at the doctor’s home orchard. The doctor and his mother wonder at these hard-working and good-natured children. Where do they come from? Who are their parents? Then the doctor notices an advertisement in the newspaper asking for anyone to notify a James Henry Cordyce if they find four missing children that match the mystery children’s ages.