cord measure of quantity for cut wood, equal to 128 cubic feet. A pile of wood 4 feet wide, 4 feet high, and 8 feet long is a cord.
dismay sudden, helpless fear of what is about to happen or what has happened
grizzly a large, gray or brownish bear
immense very large; huge; vast
payroll list of person to be paid and the amount that each one is to receive
When Marven Lasky is a little boy, he leaves his family to become a bookkeeper at a lumber camp. At first, it is difficult for Marven because the lumberjacks speak French and do not follow his Jewish traditions. But after Marven befriends Jean Louis, a lumberjack who Marven mistakes for a bear in the woods, he learns to accept his new home.