Born to Wander: A Boy's Book of Nomadic Adventures

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The Floating Press, Jun 1, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 236 pages
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One of the most influential Victorian-era publications was a periodical called Boy's Own, which was geared toward preteens and teens. The publication printed information, activities, and how-tos geared to instill good health and a can-do attitude in Great Britain's young men. The volume Born to Wander collects frequent contributor Gordon Stables' writings on travel and outdoor adventures.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Grayling House and the Wildery Around It
6
Chapter Two Glen Lyle
16
Chapter Three Castle Beautiful
25
Chapter Four Gipsy Life
34
Chapter Five Strange Adventures in Wood and Wild
46
Chapter Six In a Smugglers Cave
55
Chapter Seven Life in the Lighthouse
64
Chapter Eight The Wreck The Wreck
76
Chapter Six The Far North Land
130
Chapter Seven A Saturday Night at Sea
142
Chapter Eight Captain James Continues His StoryOn the Subterranean River
153
Chapter Nine Rory OReillys Queer Story
165
Chapter Ten The Wanderers Return
177
BOOK THREE
184
Chapter One Adventures in the Rocky Mountains
185
Chapter Two Fighting with Indians
194

BOOK TWO
87
Chapter One In Distant Lands
88
Chapter Two At Sea in the Fairy Queen
95
Chapter Three On the Wings of a Westerly Gale
104
Chapter Four On Silent Seas
114
Chapter Five Afloat on an Iceberg
123
Chapter Three Here and there in Many Climes
201
Chapter Four The Unknown Land
211
Chapter Five The Old Folks at Home
226
Endnotes
235
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