Five colorful gold miners share a cabin way out in the snow covered mountains. Life rocks along like they've always known it to until the day a mysterious stranger arrives in their midst. Over bowls of blackberry cobbler the stranger helps the men realize that they are rich, and it has nothing to do with the gold in their pouches. Your 4th, 5th and 6th grade students will enjoy this tale of humor and Americana. I've included 10 writing questions and a check test for comprehension.