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The father of a wilderness family gets bitten by a skunk, and fearing rabies, chains himself to a barn to protect his family should he go mad. He orders his son not to come near him no matter how persuasive or rational his appearance or argument. However, the creek dries up, indicating an upstream blockage and an imminent flood. Several trips upstream by the son have failed to locate the blockage and now Dad wants to be released... Written by Mousie-2

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A Family Fights for Survival in the Oregon Wilderness

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Daikôzui: Dasshutsu panikku shi no tani  »

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Strange turn of events exposes family to excruciating dilemma
15 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

Long before the scourges of terrorism, AIDS, etc commandeered the headlines and ruled our fears, plagues and pestilence, floods and fires, criminals trying to break into our houses, and perverts trying to steal our kids were our common shared nightmares. Back in 1974, life was simple. Feeding on the fear of contracting rabies, with the accompanying painful regimen of antidote doses administered by needles as large as telephone poles, the story is of a young boy's test of devotion to his father's instruction, weighed against his angst of losing his father when only he can save him - but should he risk saving him??? A compelling story, especially for its time.


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