The Black Tor

The Black Tor
A Tale of the Reign of James the First

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The Black Tor by George Manville Fenn

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The Black Tor
A Tale of the Reign of James the First

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d not dare to be insolent."

"But he has a dangerous-looking gang of fellows with him."

"Of the same kind as himself, Ralph. Have no fear of that. If there were real danger, we could soon summon a dozen stout men to deal with him and his party. But, as I said, let him only bring in two or three with him."

Ralph hurried out, and found the captain and his men forming a picturesque group about the stone steps; and as soon as he appeared, the former swung himself round, and threw his cloak over his shoulder, with a swaggering gesture.

"Hallo, my young eagle," he cried. "What saith the parent bird, the gallant lord of the castle?"

"My father will see you, sir," replied Ralph. "This way."

"Aha! I knew he would," cried the man, giving his steel cap a cock over on one side, and displaying a large pink patch of his bald head. "Come on, brave boys."

"Stop!" cried Ralph quickly. "Three of you, only, are to accompany your leader."

"Eh? What?" cried the captain fierce

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Quite a good boy's tale of conflict between two worthy houses, taking place during a time little-favored by history novelists. Strikes me as more realistic than the average of its type.

Worth bringing to the attention of younger teens though possibly insufficiently sophisticated for older one.