by Robert Nassif Lindsey

Spring 1996

Led by a chorus of six narrators, the story is told through young Opal's diary entries, in which she writes about missing her parents and about her strange new life in a logging camp. One theme that comes back through song and Opal's diary is a charge to Opal to "make earth glad." Only then will she be reunited with her angel father and mother. Opal makes friends with the community and brings people together. The story is not without its tragic twists, however. The lumber community must relocate after a fire, so Opal leaves with "the Mamma" and ends her diary.

The Cast
A thought occurred
Mocking dance
I have a proposition
School from Opal's point of view