Cast Two Shadows

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Cast Two Shadows
Author Ann Rinaldi
Country United States
Language English
Series Great Episodes
Genre Historical novel
Publisher Harcourt Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 304 pp
ISBN 0-15-200881-0
OCLC 38389984
LC Class PZ7.R459 Cas 1998
Preceded by An Acquaintance with Darkness
Followed by The Coffin Quilt

Cast Two Shadows is a historical novel by Ann Rinaldi, a part of the Great Episodes series; it is told in first-person.

Plot summary[edit]

It is 1780, in the midst of the American Revolution, in Camden, South Carolina, and fourteen-year-old Caroline Whitaker, her step mother Sarah and her bratty older half-sister Georgia Ann are confined to one small room of their spacious Southern plantation home. Caroline is the light-skinned daughter of the plantation's owner and a slave who has been raised by Sarah. British soldiers, led by Colonel Rawdon are occupying the place. The Colonel is also courting Georgia Ann.

Caroline and her Negra caretaker, who is also her grandmother, Miz Melindy, travel to get her 'almost' brother Johnny. He converts into an American patriot, after being whipped and spanked by a British officer for not handing over his second most prized horse- Grey Goose, aside from the most thoroughbred blooded mare in all of St. Mark's Parish, Fearnaught. Johnny's horses make many conflicts throughout the novel, including Caroline's sore wound over Kit's dap and dapping.