A Tale of the Western Plains

A Tale of the Western Plains

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G. A. Henty has a wonderful talent for combining history and fiction for children. In this thrilling adventure story, he transports young readers back to the early days of the American frontier with a narrative that's as educational as it is exciting. His rip-roaring story follows the exploits of Hugh Tunstall, a young English lad who leaves England for Texas, where he experiences, firsthand, the lawlessness of the Far West. Facing the challenges of life in an untamed wilderness, Hugh finds work on a cattle ranch, encounters hostile Indians, and chases kidnappers. The absorbing narrative also offers authentic accounts of mining camps, lumberjacking, cattle ranching, and trapping, with some riveting scenes of gunfights, wildfires, horse races, roundups, and daring rescues thrown in for good measure.
A treat for adventure-loving readers everywhere, this rousing tale will be welcomed by Henty fans of all ages.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 135 x 210 x 17mm | 313g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0486452611
  • 9780486452616
  • 406,049

Table of contents

I. An Advertisement
II. Terrible News
III. The Wanderer's Return
IV. An Explosion
V. Across the Sea
VI. A Horse Deal
VII. Among the Cowboys
VIII. A Rattlesnake Diet
IX. A Round-up
X. A Race
XI. A Fire on the Plains
XII. An Indian Raid
XIII. Rescued
XIV. Surrounded by Redskins
XV. With the Wagon Teams
XVI. A Mining Expedition
XVII. Carried Off
XVIII. The Brigands' Haunt
XIX. A Fight and a Rescue
XX. The Avenger
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4 33% (33)
3 30% (30)
2 9% (9)
1 4% (4)
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