In 1860, with both parents dead, sixteen-year-old Tom, anxious to find a way to care for his sisters, begins a two-year adventure of danger and exploration when he leaves his native England to join his Uncle Harry and seek his fortune in the Rocky Mountain wilderness of Colorado.
Positing that any man can rise to greatness despite the distinct social structure in England, Henty wrote Sturdy and Strong to prove his point. The story of a man with a true "rags to riches" story, the novel was first published in 1888.
"Enslaved by a conquering army, the young prince Amuba finds friendship in the house of an Egyptian high priest, where he acts as a companion to the priest's son Chebron. The entire household plunges into peril when Chebron accidentally kills the sacred cat of the great temple at Bubastes--a riot ensues, and the boys are forced to flee. Set in 1250 b.c., the time of Moses, this thrilling adventure story offers an evocative look at the ancient Egyptian world. Skillfully interwoven in the narrative thread are fascinating, accurate details about Egyptian religion and geography, the methods by which the Nile was used for irrigation, and how the Egyptians made war and were prepared for burial."--Dover Books.
In this story, Mr. Henty gives the history of the first part of the Thirty Years' War ... The army of the chivalrous King of Sweden was largely composed of Scotsmen, and among these was the hero of the story.
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