''Freckles'' is a novel by Creator/GeneStrattonPorter about a young adult orphan who finds work, and the beauty of nature, in a job at a lumber camp.

Available online [[http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/111 here]].

A sequel was published by the same author, ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Girl_of_the_Limberlost A Girl of the Limberlost]]'', which follows a protege of Freckles.
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!!Tropes included
* AbusiveParents: Freckles fears this in his backstory.
* AlcoholInducedIdiocy: One villain will not return without being at least half drunk.
* AloneInACrowd: How Freckles felt in the orphange.
* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Freckles fears his parents would be this.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Angel dreads that she will find bad parents at the end of her quest, because they are aristocrats.
-->''"A Lord-man!" she groaned despairingly. "A Lord-man! Bet my hoecake's scorched! Here I've gone and pledged my word to Freckles I'd find him some decent relatives, that he could be proud of, and now there isn't a chance out of a dozen that he'll have to be ashamed of them after all. It's too mean!" ''
* BenevolentBoss: [=McLean=]
* BlueBlood: Angel has ancestors that reach back to Plymouth Rock. Freckles turns out to be a [[spoiler:grandson of a nobleman]].
* BoundAndGagged: Freckles as prisoner
* ButterflyOfTransformation: A Luna moth causes Freckles deep frustration at his ignorance, a fit which lasts until it occurs to him that he could learn better.
* CampCook: First person Freckles meets at the lumbering camp.
* ChangelingFantasy: Inverted
* ColdBloodedTorture: How [[spoiler:Wessner]] intends to [[spoiler:kill]] Freckles.
* ContrivedCoincidence: Angel's finding Freckles's aunt and uncle.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Freckles. He was not only a DoorStopBaby but seriously injured at the point at which he was found.
* DeathByDespair: Starts to kill Freckles at one point.
* DirtyBusiness: Black Jack realizes this when he thinks he has a chance with Angel.
* DirtyCoward: Several villains
* DontYouDarePityMe: Freckles fears pity.
* DoorStopBaby: Freckles's BackStory
* DramaticThunder: Rouses Freckles from his thoughts at one point.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: One villain objects to watching torture. Another objects to the notion of murder.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: A bribe attempt is made
* FaceYourFears: Freckles faces down the swamp through his first weeks, and then when he kills a rattlesnake.
* FirstKiss: Angel doesn't quite realize its significance, but Freckles does.
* FishOutOfWater: Freckles in the Limberlost at first
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Freckles.
* FunetikAksent: Freckles speaks with an Irish accent despite being born and raised in Chicago.
* GeniusLoci: Freckles takes Angel for this.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Angel threatens to slap Freckles once.
* GhibliHills: The Limberlost, at least among those who know it.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: Angel is convinced she will just heal after a cut.
* GoodWingsEvilWings: Freckles ponders it when he finds a feather.
* GrayEyes: Freckles
* GuardianAngel: Angel hails Freckles as this.
* HeartwarmingOrphan: Freckles is a bit old for the role but still pulls it off.
* HeroicSacrifice: Freckles pushes Angel out of the way of a fallen tree and gets hurt himself.
* HomeSweetHome: Freckles longs for a place to claim as home.
* HowDareYouDieOnMe
* IChooseToStay: Freckles in the end
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Angel
* InTheBlood: Freckles fears this
* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname: Many characters in ''Freckles'' are known solely by nickname, such as Freckles himself. Porter's avatar is "the Bird Woman"; Freckles falls hard for "the Swamp Angel", whose father is "the Man of Affairs".
* TheLadysFavour: A blue ribbon for Freckles
* LaughingMad: Freckles's reaction to learning his SecretLegacy is known.
* LonersAreFreaks: Mrs. Duncan worries about the effect of solitude on Freckles.
* TheLostWoods
* LoveAtFirstSight: Freckles for Angel.
* ManlyTears: When Lord O'More hears that Angel can tell them about their nephew.
* MeaningfulRename: Freckles is given a new legal name when he's hired
* NatureLover: Freckles.
* NonIdleRich: Freckles is much impressed by them.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Angel before the villains.
* Oireland: Freckles has a notable number of tropes.
* OminousOwl: The owls' hoots at night are unnerving.
* OrphanageOfFear: Freckles's orphanage was not cruel, but it was not pleasant, either.
* OrphansPlotTrinket: Of less sentimental importance to Freckles that usual.
* ParentalAbandonment: Freckles
* ParentalMarriageVeto: Discussed
* ParentalSubstitute: Freckles has two, [=McLean=] for father and Mrs. Duncan for mother.
* PeopleOfHairColor: redhaired Irish
* PostVictoryCollapse: Freckles, after a fight.
* PluckyGirl: What seals the LoveAtFirstSight for Freckles is the knowledge that she knows about, and does not fear, the snakes
* ThePromise: Freckles makes one when he realizes he can cure his ignorance.
* RedHeadedHero: Freckles
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Freckles is a friend to all living things -- except snakes.
* {{Revenge}}: Freckles confesses to desiring this.
* ScarsAreForever: Freckles warns Angel that her cut could scar.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Freckles doesn't recognize the Bird Woman dressed for a party.
* SoProudOfYou: [=McLean=] of Freckles
* SuddenlySuitableSuitor
* SwampsAreEvil: Subverted and played with
* TextileWorkIsFeminine: Angel speaks at length on how mothers sew their babies' clothes.
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Angel is struck by Freckles talking of Mr. [=McLean=], after [=McLean=] called Freckles his son.
* TheyHaveTheScent: They try to catch Black Jack with bloodhounds in ''Freckles''
* ThresholdGuardians: The cook tells Freckles the boss won't have a place for him.
* TheTramp: Freckles looks like this but is truly seeking work.
* UnableToSupportAWife: In the BackStory.
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Freckles to his uncle
* ViceCity: Chicago, where parents might die and no one be able to find out who their children belonged to
* YouthfulFreckles: Guess who?
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