Banner in the Sky

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The plot of the story deals with a boy and his lifelong dream. All his life Rudi Matt had dreamed of climbing the most feared mountain in all of Kurtal. He was never allowed to climb by his mother or his uncle but was raised to be in the hotel business. Rudi could not hold in what he and everyone else knew what he was meant to be, the first person to climb the Citedal. Ever since Rudi's dad Josef Matt died while climbing the Citedal, no one dreamed of coming close to the mountain. The villagers thought that there were demons and ghosts on the mountain. Even though no one believed Rudi could never be a guide or even a could climber, Rudi knew it was in his blood and knew he had to climb that mountain. The most often talked about main character is Rudi Matt. He is Josef Matt's son. Rudi was always being picked on and people always called him names like angel face and dishwasher. Even though everyone always put him down he was determined and had a strong will to be the best climber. Franz Lerner was Rudi's uncle. He was another great guide of Kurtal. He was well respected by everyone. He obeyed Rudi's moms wishes of having Rudi in the hotel business and tried his hardest to make him stay there and not escape to the mountains. He was also scared of the Citedal and told himself that he would never climb it but in the end he did because he knew he had to. Captain John Winter was an Englishman and was one of the greatest climbers in all of the world. Rudi ended up meeting him once and saved his life. Saxo was a man from Broli which was Kurtal's rival town. He went up on the climb with Captain Winter, Rudi, and Franz. He was a huge muscular man and was a great guide even though no one from Kurtal would admit it. The setting of the story is simple. It takes place in a little town in Switzerland called Kurtal. Everyone in Kurtal is scared of the Citedal except Rudi Matt. You never really find out when in time the story takes place and you never even...
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