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A Chapter of Adventures by G. A. Henty

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A Chapter

of

Adventures

BY

G. A. HENTY

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BLACKIE AND SON LIMITED LONDON GLASGOW AND BOMBAY

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

George Alfred Henty was born near Cambridge in 1832, and educated at Westminster School and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He volunteered for service in the Crimean War, and after some varied experiences adopted a journalistic career. He served as war correspondent of the _Standard_ during the Austro-Italian campaign of 1866, and was afterwards a correspondent in the Abyssinian War, the Franco-German War, the Ashanti War, &c. His first book for boys was published in 1868, and was followed by a long and very successful series, including _The Young Franc-Tireurs_ (1872), _In Times of Peril_ (1881), _Under Drake's Flag_ (1883), _With Clive in India_ (1884), _The Lion of the North_ (1886), _Orange and Green_ (1888), _The Lion of St. Mark_ (1889), _By Pike and Dyke_ (1890), _By Right of Conquest_ (1891), _With Moore at Corunna_ (1898), _With Kitchener in the Soudan_ (1903), and _With the Allies to Pekin_ (1904). He died in 1902.

CONTENTS.

CHAP. Page

I. A FISHING VILLAGE 5

II. CAUGHT BY THE TIDE 15

III. A RUN FROM HARWICH 27

IV. THE WRECK 37

V. THE RESCUE 46

VI. ALTERED PROSPECTS 57

VII. ON BOARD THE _WILD WAVE_ 69

VIII. ALEXANDRIA 78

IX. THE RIOT IN ALEXANDRIA 89

X. PRISONERS 99

XI. THE BOMBARDMENT 110

XII. FREE 120

XIII. AMONG FRIENDS 131

XIV. A SET OF RASCALS 143

XV. A THREATENING SKY 153

XVI. OLD JOE'S YARN 163


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