Life in High PrairieA Novel with a Theme
The Story.* To Selina Peake, girl, aged 19, her father gives the following advice: "The more kinds of people you see, and the more things that happen to you, the richer you are. Even if they're not pleasant things. That's living."
Soon Selina has a chance to test what he says. For her father dies he is, though she has never known it, a professional gamblerkilled by a bullet that was intended for someone else. He leaves her two blue-white diamonds and an envelope containing $497.