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The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories

The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories by Owen Wister

The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories by Owen Wister

The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories comprises 9 short stories set in the wild west.

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The Tale of Three Lions

The Tale of Three Lions by Henry Rider Haggard

The Tale of Three Lions by Henry Rider Haggard

Taking place in the heart of Africa, “The Tale of Three Lions” is one more thrilling adventure from the eventful life of old hunter Quartermain, the famous hero of “King Solomons Mines”. This time, though there are no bloodthirsty people for the old hunter to deal with, the dangers are no less. He has to face the mighty and fierce King of Animals – the Lion.

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The Dragon of Wantley

The Dragon of Wantley by Owen Wister

The Dragon of Wantley by Owen Wister

The “true” story of the Wantley Dragon. Set at Christmas time, it is a tale of a Baron, his daughter, a brave knight, True Love, and the terrible Dragon of Wantley. Oh, and don’t forget the wine.

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At Agincourt: White Hood of Paris

At Agincourt: White Hood of Paris by G. A. Henty

At Agincourt: White Hood of Paris by G. A. Henty

The story begins in a grim feudal castle in Normandy. The times were troubles, and soon the king compelled Lady Margaret de Villeroy, with her children, to go to Paris as hostages. Guy Aylmer went with her.

Paris was turbulent. Soon the guild of the butchers, adopting white hoods as their uniform, seized the city, and besieged the house where our hero and his charges lived. After desperate fighting, the white hoods were beaten and our hero and his charges escaped from the city, and from France.

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The Cat of Bubastes

The Cat of Bubastes by G. A. Henty

The Cat of Bubastes by G. A. Henty

G.A. Henty’s “tale of ancient Egypt” tells the story of Amuba, prince of the Rebu, who is taken captive when his people are conquered by the Egyptians, and then becomes the servant and companion of Chebron, son of the high priest of Osiris. A mystery unfolds as the lads find evidence of a murderous conspiracy within the ranks of the priesthood; but they must then flee for their lives when they unintentionally kill the cat selected as the successor to the Cat of Bubastes, one of the most sacred animals of Egypt. Amuba and Chebron are strong, courageous, and resourceful – but will this be enough to carry them beyond the long reach of the power of Egypt?

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Prester John

Prester John by John Buchan

Prester John by John Buchan

This classic adventure novel by the author of Greenmantle and The Thirty-Nine Steps relates the first-person exploits of young David Crawfurd before the age of twenty.

As a boy growing up on the coast of Scotland, minister’s son Davie and two friends were pursued with murderous intent along the cliffs one night by John Laputa, a visiting black African preacher, whom they had witnessed performing un-Christian rites round a campfire on the beach.

A few years later, when his father’s death forces Davie to quit college and join the tribe of wandering Scots, our hero finds himself in South Africa, assistant shopkeeper in a seemingly sleepy back-veldt store. There he re-encounters Laputa, now charismatic leader of an incipient native uprising, secretly preaching the incendiary creed of “Africa for the Africans,” and proclaiming himself heir to the mantle of Prester John, a legendary 15th-century Christian king of Ethiopia.

Can young Davie possibly penetrate the megalomaniac’s mountain stronghold, foil the insurrection, prevent a massacre of white settlers, and make off with the rebels’ war-chest of gold and diamonds?

It’s going to take some doing – and not a little derring-do!

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The Dutch Twins

The Dutch Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins

The Dutch Twins by Lucy Fitch Perkins

The Dutch Twins are Kit and Kat, 5 years old and not yet big enough to be called by their real names, Christopher and Katrina. They live in a typical Dutch household, around the turn of the last century. The book follows their day-to-day adventures and accidental mishaps.

The book is the first of a series of stories about twins in different countries, meant to give children an idea of life and customs in various parts of the world.

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Careers of Danger and Daring

Careers of Danger and Daring by Cleveland Moffett

Careers of Danger and Daring by Cleveland Moffett

In this volume of adventure the author depicts the lives of certain humble modern heroes whose unconscious courage ordinarily goes unnoticed. Mr. Moffett has chosen unusual and picturesque careers, and has offered dramatic scenes from the lives of the steeple climber, the diver, the balloonist,the pilot, the bridge builder, the fireman, the aerial acrobat, the wild animal trainer, the dynamite worker and lastly the locomotive driver.

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The Elusive Pimpernel

The Elusive Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy

The Elusive Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy

The Elusive Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy is the 4th book in the classic adventure series about the Scarlet Pimpernel

It is September 1793 and French Agent and chief spy-catcher Chauvelin is determined to get his revenge for the previous humiliations dished out to him at the hands of the Scarlet Pimpernel.

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The King of Ireland’s Son

The King of Ireland's Son by Padraic Colum

The King of Ireland's Son by Padraic Colum

The King of Ireland’s Son is a children’s novel published in Ireland written by Padraic Colum, and illustrated by Willy Pogany. It is the story of the eldest of the King of Ireland’s sons, and his adventures winning and then finding Fedelma, the Enchanter’s Daughter, who after being won is kidnapped from him by the King of the Land of Mist. It is solidly based in Irish folklore, itself being originally a folktale. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

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