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Kidnapped

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Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 82,916 / 222 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.7
LoC Category: PR
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Downloads: 11,952
Added to site: 2006.01.17
mnybks.net#: 11159
Origin: gutenberg.org

Being memoirs of the adventures of David Balfour in the year 1751: how he was kidnapped and cast away; his sufferings in a desert isle; his journey in the wild highlands; his acquaintance with Alan Breck Stewart and other notorious highland Jacobites; with all that he suffered at the hands of his uncle, Ebenezer Balfour of Shaws, falsely so called. Followed by Catriona.

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well said," replied Mr. Campbell, heartily. "And now to come to the material, or (to make a quibble) to the immaterial. I have here a little packet which contains four things." He tugged it, as he spoke, and with some great difficulty, from the skirt pocket of his coat. "Of these four things, the first is your legal due: the little pickle money for your father's books and plenishing, which I have bought (as I have explained from the first) in the design of re-selling at a profit to the incoming dominie. The other three are gifties that Mrs. Campbell and myself would be blithe of your acceptance. The first, which is round, will likely please ye best at the first off-go; but, O Davie, laddie, it's but a drop of water in the sea; it'll help you but a step, and vanish like the morning. The second, which is flat and square and written upon, will stand by you through life, like a good staff for the road, and a good pillow to your head in sickness. And as for the last, which is cubical, that'll see you, it's my pra

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2008.09.21
Carl Heerwagen
*****

Interesting Book. Good adventure with lots of politics in it. The movies do not do it justice.


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