Captain Bayley's Heir: A Tale of the Gold Fields of California

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Blackie & Son, 1889 - Adventure and adventurers - 418 pages
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Page 31 - Story of Industry. THE MAID OF DOMREMY: and other Tales. LITTLE ERIC: a Story of Honesty. UNCLE BEN THE WHALER: and other Stories. THE PALACE OF LUXURY: and other Stories. THE CHARCOAL-BURNER: or, Kindness Repaid.
Page 13 - ... clever modeler of clay images, is suddenly transferred to the position of a rich heiress. She develops into a good and accomplished woman, and though the imposture of her early friends is finally discovered, she has gained too much love and devotion to be really a sufferer by the surrender of her estates.
Page 29 - The stories are told in such a way that young people having read them will desire to study the works of Shakespeare in their original form.
Page 3 - A frank, manly lad and his cousin are rivals in the heirship of a considerable property. The former falls into a trap laid by the latter, and while under a false accusation of theft foolishly leaves England for America. He works his passage before the mast, joins a small band of hunters, crosses a tract of country infested with Indians to the Californian gold diggings, and is successful both as digger and trader. "Mr. Henty is careful to mingle Instruction with entertainment; and the humorous touches,...
Page 79 - ... winding staircase, which they ascended to the third story, where the valet, opening an arched door, introduced him into a large circular apartment where a bed with a canopy had been prepared. " This is your room," said he curtly, and having lighted two candles and placed them upon the round table, he left the room, and did not return for half an hour, when he re-appeared bearing a tray laden with a samovar, a venison pie, and some cold fowl. Gilbert ate with a good appetite and felt great satisfaction...
Page 3 - A story of Venice at a period when intrigue, crime, and bloodshed were rife. The hero, the son of an English trader, displays a fine manliness, and is successful in extricating his friends from imminent dangers. Finally he contributes to the victories of the Venetians at Porto d'Anzo and Chioggia. " Every boy should read The Lion of St. Mark.
Page 5 - It is written In the author's best style. Full of the wildest and most remarkable achievements, it is a tale of great interest, which a boy. once he has begun it, will not willingly put one side.

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