Wulf the Saxon: A Story of the Norman Conquest

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Charles Scribner's Sons, 1894 - Anglo-Saxons - 383 pages
 

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Page 389 - The heroes sail as lads with Drake in the expedition in which the Pacific Ocean was first seen by an Englishman from a tree-top on the Isthmus of Panama, and in his great voyage of cireumnavigation. The historical portion of the story is absolutely...
Page 390 - The hero, a young English lad. after rather a stormy boyhood, emigrates to Australia, and gets employment as an officer in the mounted police. A few years of active work on the frontier, where he has many a brush with both natives and bushrangers, gain him promotion to a captaincy, and he eventually settles down to the peaceful life of a squatter. " Mr. Henty has never published a more readable, a more carefully constructed, or a better written story than this."— Spectator.
Page 389 - Rome, represents pretty nearly the sum total of their knowledge. To let them know more about this momentous struggle for the empire of the world Mr. Henty has written this story, which not only gives in graphic style a brilliant description of a most interesting period of history, but is a tale of exciting adventure sure to secure the interest of the reader.
Page 388 - He has taken a period of Indian history of the most vital importance, and he has embroidered on the historical facts a story which of itself is deeply interesting. Young people assuredly will be delighted with the volume."— Scotsman.
Page 385 - Crown 8vo, beautifully bound, olivine edges, $1.50. Sir Aubrey Shenstone, the father of the hero, has devoted himself and his fortune to his monarch, Charles I., only to be left to die in poverty. The hero, almost destitute, makes a brave fight against misfortune, winning his way from an humble beginning to the position his birth entitles him to fill. He serves in the war against the Dutch, and after many exciting experiences during the great fire and plague of London, finally regains possession...
Page 387 - After many adventures by sea and land, one of the lads finds himself on board a Spanish ship at the...
Page 389 - Boys reading the history of the Punic Wars have seldom a keen appreciation of the merits of the contest. That it was at first a struggle for empire, and afterward for existence on the part of...
Page 391 - The author has woven, in a tale of thrilling interest, all the details of the Ashanti campaign, of which he was himself a witness. His hero, after many exciting adventures in the interior...

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