Famous Travels

Hall and Locke Company
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Hall and Locke Company
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Dec 31, 1902
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387
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The Great War between the Northern and Southern States of America possesses a peculiar interest for us, not only because it was a struggle between two sections of a people akin to us in race and language, but because of the heroic courage with which the weaker party, with ill-fed, ill-clad, ill-equipped regiments, for four years sustained the contest with an adversary not only possessed of immense numerical superiority, but having the command of the sea, and being able to draw its arms and munitions of war from all the manufactories of Europe. ities still differ as to the rights of the case. The Confederates firmly believed that the States having voluntarily united, retained the right of withdrawing from the Union when they considered it for their advantage to do so. The Northerners took the opposite point of view, and an appeal to arms became inevitable. During the first two years of the war the struggle was conducted without inflicting unnecessary hardship upon the general population. But later on the character of the war changed, and the Federal armies carried wide-spread destruction wherever they marched. Upon the other hand, the moment the struggle was over the conduct of the conquerors was marked by a clemency and generosity altogether unexampled in history, a complete amnesty being granted, and none, whether soldiers or civilians, being made to suffer for their share in the rebellion. The credit of this magnanimous conduct was to a great extent due to Generals Grant and Sherman, the former of whom took upon himself the responsibility of granting terms which, although they were finally ratified by his government, were at the time received with anger and indignation in the North. It was impossible, in the course of a single volume, to give even a sketch of the numerous and complicated operations of the war, and I have therefore confined myself to the central point of the great struggleÑthe attempts of the Northern armies to force their way to Richmond, the capital of Virginia and the heart of the Confederacy. Even in recounting the leading events in these campaigns, I have burdened my story with as few details as possible, it being my object now, as always, to amuse as well as to give instruction in the facts of history.
G. A. Henty’s historical adventure stories have won the
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numerous illustrations, many rare texts, introductions and the usual
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* Many of the novels are fully illustrated with their original artwork
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CONTENTS:

The Novels
A SEARCH FOR A SECRET
ALL BUT LOST
OUT ON THE PAMPAS
THE YOUNG FRANC-TIREURS
THE YOUNG BUGLERS
THE CORNET OF HORSE
IN TIMES OF PERIL
FACING DEATH
WINNING HIS SPURS
FRIENDS THOUGH DIVIDED
JACK ARCHER
UNDER DRAKE’S FLAG
BY SHEER PLUCK
WITH CLIVE IN INDIA
IN FREEDOM’S CAUSE
ST. GEORGE FOR ENGLAND
TRUE TO THE OLD FLAG
THE YOUNG COLONISTS
THE DRAGON AND THE RAVEN
FOR NAME AND FAME
THE LION OF THE NORTH
THROUGH THE FRAY
THE BRAVEST OF THE BRAVE
A FINAL RECKONING
THE YOUNG CARTHAGINIAN
WITH WOLFE IN CANADA
BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE
FOR THE TEMPLE
GABRIEL ALLEN M. P.
IN THE REIGN OF TERROR
ORANGE AND GREEN
STURDY AND STRONG
CAPTAIN BAYLEY’S HEIR
THE CAT OF BUBASTES
THE CURSE OF CARNE’S HOLD
THE LION OF ST. MARK
BY PIKE AND DYKE
ONE OF THE 28TH
WITH LEE IN VIRGINIA
THE BOY KNIGHT
BY ENGLAND’S AID
BY RIGHT OF CONQUEST
CHAPTER OF ADVENTURES
A HIDDEN FOE
MAORI AND SETTLER
THE DASH FOR KHARTOUM
HELD FAST FOR ENGLAND
REDSKIN AND COWBOY
BERIC THE BRITON
CONDEMNED AS A NIHILIST
IN GREEK WATERS
RUJUB, THE JUGGLER
DOROTHY’S DOUBLE
A JACOBITE EXILE
SAINT BARTHOLOMEW’S EVE
THROUGH THE SIKH WAR
IN THE HEART OF THE ROCKIES
WHEN LONDON BURNED
WOMAN OF THE COMMUNE
WULF THE SAXON
A KNIGHT OF THE WHITE CROSS
THROUGH RUSSIAN SNOWS
THE TIGER OF MYSORE
AT AGINCOURT
ON THE IRRAWADDY
THE QUEEN’S CUP
WITH COCHRANE THE DAUNTLESS
COLONEL THORNDYKE’S SECRET
A MARCH ON LONDON
WITH FREDERICK THE GREAT
WITH MOORE AT CORUNNA
AT ABOUKIR AND ACRE
BOTH SIDES THE BORDER
THE LOST HEIR
UNDER WELLINGTON’S COMMAND
IN THE HANDS OF THE CAVE DWELLERS
NO SURRENDER!
A ROVING COMMISSION
WON BY THE SWORD
IN THE IRISH BRIGADE
JOHN HAWKE’S FORTUNE
OUT WITH GARIBALDI
WITH BULLER IN NATAL
AT THE POINT OF THE BAYONET
TO HERAT AND CABUL
WITH ROBERTS TO PRETORIA
THE TREASURE OF THE INCAS
WITH KITCHENER IN THE SOUDAN
WITH THE BRITISH LEGION
THROUGH THREE CAMPAIGNS
WITH THE ALLIES TO PEKIN
BY CONDUCT AND COURAGE

The Shorter Fiction
AN EDITOR’S YARNS
YARNS ON THE BEACH
THE PLAGUE SHIP
TALES OF DARING AND DANGER
STORIES FROM ‘THE BOY’S OWN’
THE RANCH IN THE VALLEY
THE GOLDEN CANYON
THE STONE CHEST
BATTLES OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
DASH AND DARING
BRAINS AND BRAVERY
HAZARD AND HEROISM
IN THE HANDS OF THE MALAYS
STEADY AND STRONG
AMONG MALAY PIRATES
A SOLDIER’S DAUGHTER AND OTHER STORIES
UNCOLLECTED STORIES

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Non-Fiction
THE MARCH TO MAGDALA
THE MARCH TO COOMASSIE
THOSE OTHER ANIMALS
QUEEN VICTORIA

The Biography
GEORGE ALFRED HENTY by George Manville Fenn

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It would be difficult to find a fairer scene. Throughout the gardens lanterns of many shapes and devices threw their light down upon the paths, which were marked out by lines of little lamps suspended on wires a foot above the ground. In a treble row they encircled a large tank or pond and studded a little island in its center. Along the terraces were festoons and arches of innumerable lamps, while behind was the Palace or Castle, for it was called either; the Oriental doors and windows and the tracery of its walls lit up below by the soft light, while the outline of the upper part could scarce be made out. Eastern as the scene was, the actors were for the most part English. Although the crowd that promenaded the terrace was composed principally of men, of whom the majority were in uniform of one sort or another, the rest in evening dress, there were many ladies among them.
At the end of one of the terraces a band of the 103d Bengal Infantry was playing, and when they ceased a band of native musicians, at the opposite end of the terrace, took up the strains. Within, the palace was brilliantly lighted, and at the tables in one of the large apartments a few couples were still seated at supper. Among his guests moved the Rajah, chatting in fluent English, laughing with the men, paying compliments to the ladies, a thoroughly good fellow all round, as his guests agreed. The affair had been a great success. There had first been a banquet to the officers and civilians at the neighboring station. When this was over, the ladies began to arrive, and for their amusement there had been a native nautch upon a grand scale, followed by a fine display of fireworks, and then by supper, at which the Rajah had made a speech expressive of his deep admiration and affection for the British. This he had followed up by proposing the health of the ladies in flowery terms. Never was there a better fellow than the Rajah. He had English tastes, and often dined at one or other of the officers' messes. He was a good shot, and could fairly hold his own at billiards. He had first rate English horses in his stables, and his turnout was perfect in all respects. He kept a few horses for the races, and was present at every ball and entertainment. At Bithoor he kept almost open house. There was a billiard room and racquet courts, and once or twice a week there were luncheon parties, at which from twelve to twenty officers were generally present. In all India there was no Rajah with more pronounced English tastes or greater affection for English people. The one regret of his life, he often declared, was that his color and his religion prevented his entertaining the hope of obtaining an English wife. All this, as everyone said, was the more remarkable and praiseworthy, inasmuch as he had good grounds of complaint against the British Government.
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