Twelve year old Harper introduces his best friend Moon to Olinger, an old mountain man. They spend a wonderful weekend at Olinger's cabin before Harper goes back to school. Moon is older and decides to serve in the war. Sometime later, news comes that Olinger is missing. Harper goes looking for him but finds him dead in the snow. Novel by Ramon Royal Ross. Reproducible chapter questions, plus comprehension questions, a story summary, author biography, creative and cross curricular activities, complete with answer key. 61 pages.