Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Prisoners of Chance

The Story of What Befell Geoffrey Benteen, Borderman, through His Love for a Lady of France

Cover image for


Author: Randall Parrish
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 111,790 / 321 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,114
Added to site: 2006.02.26 12946

A story produced from an old manuscript which has a historic basis. It is set in the Louisiana province in the sixties of the eighteenth century, and follows the mighty efforts of one Geoffrey Benteen to save from the fate of death the husband of the woman he loves.

Show Excerpt

loated down the great river to be whispered about from lip to lip, and New Orleans wondered many a long month whither had vanished the fair young wife, the daughter of Lafrénière, yet no authentic message found its way out of the vast northern wilderness. For nearly one hundred and fifty years history has accepted without question the testimony of the Spanish records. The man who alone could tell the strange story was in old age impelled to do so by a feeling of sacred duty to the dead; and his papers, disarranged, ill-written, already yellowed by years, have fallen to my keeping. I submit them without comment or change, save only as to the subdivision into chapters, with an occasional substitution for some old-time phrase of its more modern equivalent. He who calls himself "Geoffrey Benteen, Gentleman Adventurer," shall tell his own tale.

R. P.

Prisoners of Chance



I am Geoffrey Benteen, Gentleman Ad



Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

Jennette Green
Jennette Green discovered a love for writing in the second grade. She had stories in her mind that were simply calling to be written. The Kaavl series is one such a story, which has been with her since she was eighteen. As our Author of the Day, Green reveals how many times she rewrote Kaavl Conspiracy, how her books come together and gives a sneak peek into what we can expect from her next.
Read full interview...