Outer Banks Mysteries and Seaside Stories Themes

Charles Harry Whedbee
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Many of these stories take place during the American Revolution, and they are undoubtedly told from a perspective that independence is something to be proud of, and something worth fighting for. The narrator describes how the colonists felt about their independence, saying, "The idea of a free and independent nation caught the imagination of the colonists, and the vision spread like wildfire." (11. The Core Point Ghosts, p. 102) Because of this vision, people do all kinds of brave acts, such as Currituck Jack's stalwart resistance when the British try to make him betray his master. The ornery hunters and fishers of the Outer Banks are determined to make a new nation for themselves, braving the wilderness rather than submit to the British king. As the narrator says, "They believed in their dream of a new life in a new world where a man's opportunities would be limited only...

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