Tales of Daring and Danger

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Wildside Press LLC, 2005 - Fiction - 84 pages
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This volume of short stories contains five of G.A. Henty's classic tales: "Bears snd Dacoits," "The Paternosters," "A Pipe of Mystery," "White-Faced Dick," and "A Brush with the Chinese."

"Mr. Henty is one of the best of story tellers for young people."-Spectator

"Mr. Henty is one of our most successful writers of historical tales."-Scotsman

  

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Contents

Bears and Dacoits?
7
The Paternosters
22
A Pipe of Mystery
40
WhiteFaced Dick
55
A Brush with the Chinese
64

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About the author (2005)

G. A.Henty was born in 1832 and was filled with exciting adventure. He received his education at Westminster School, and he attended Cambridge University. Along with a rigorous course of study, Henty participated in boxing, wrestling, and rowing. The strenuous study and participation in sports prepared Henty to join the British army in Crimea, as a war correspondent witnessing Garbaldi fight in Italy. He was also present in Paris during the Franco-Prussian war, in Spain with the Carlists, at the opening of the Suez Canal, touring India with the Prince of Wales as well as a trip to the California gold fields. Henty wrote approximately 144 books, plus stories for magazines and was dubbed as "The Prince of Story-Tellers" and "The Boy's Own Historian." G. A. Henty died in 1902.

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