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Secret of the Red Drum
 
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Willis Lindquist
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from Horn Book. May contain spoilers.

A plantation in Haiti in 1802, Negro Haitians in revolt against the French, voodoo drums in the jungle -- these make an unusual background for a very good story.

The Standish family, American owners of the plantation, must leave it to escape the wrath of the native Haitians aimed, with considerable justification, at all white men. To cov
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published 1966 by NcGraw-Hill (first published 1958)
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Amy
Secret of the Red Drum is really an exciting story, with a young male protaginist. It takes place in Haiti in 1802, which is after that country freed itself. However, the return of warships from France signals new terror for the people of Haiti. The freed slaves have every intention of staying that way, lawless elements intend to loot and destroy, and good people both black and white get caught up in incredibly dangerous situations. Talking drums and cult-like voodoo training finely tune the sto ...more
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