Set in the early seventeenth century, this historical novel geared for younger audiences pits good against evil. What starts out as a feud between neighboring families turns into something more profound as the one-time foes band together to fight a much more significant battle.
Get set for nonstop seafaring adventure in this ripping yarn from George Manville Fenn. Something suspicious is afoot on the cutter White Hawk, and midshipman Archibald Raystoke is determined to get to the bottom of it. Inquisitive by nature, Raystoke starts investigating -- and soon finds himself caught up in a dastardly plot.
The hero is John Grange, a young gardener on Mrs. Mostyn's estate, who finds himself to be in love with Mary Ellis, the daughter of the bailiff, James Ellis. But as he is no more than an under-gardener Ellis is angry with him for even thinking of Mary. There is an accident when John has ascended a large cedar tree that had lost a bough in a gale, and a broken branch needed to be tidied up. John falls from where he was sawing, onto the ground, landing on his head. He recovers from the concussion, but is now blind. His rival not only for Mary's hand but also for promotion to Head Gardener when Dunton, the present Head Gardener, now very old, dies, is Daniel Barnett, who of course gets the job. But he is a nasty man, not very good at his work, while the blind John can do his work almost as well as before, working by touch. Barnett plays a number of most unkind tricks on his rival John. Eventually John disappears without trace and rumour is rife
Life for Dick and his family changes when Squire Winthorpe decides to drain the fens, and their close-knit community is divided as someone makes increasingly desperate attempts to sabotage the Squire's plans.
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