Believing that her jealousy was responsible for her infant brother's death and that her parents would rather have a son than a spare daughter, Laura climbs the highest hill she can find, hoping to get as close to God as possible to ask Him to take her instead and return the baby boy to the family. While Charles and Mr. Edwards desperately search for her, Laura meets Jonathan, a mystical mountain man who seems to have been sent purposely to guide her through this life-changing experience. Written by
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It sure is a long ways up here, God. But I wanted to get as close to you as I could. So as you can hear me for sure. You see, the Reverent Alden... you know him... well he told me that you could help me. You see God, I was supposed to pray for my brother so he would be alright again, but I didn't do it and I had mean thoughts. I told you later that I didn't mean it and I wanted him to be alright again, but I guess you didn't hear me. You see God, my Pa already had three girls: me and Mary and ...