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By: George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)

The Dark House by George Manville Fenn The Dark House

An extremely wealthy but reclusive man has died, leaving an eccentric will which hints at great riches hidden somewhere in the house. Most of the people at the reading of the will did not know the deceased in person, but had received kindnesses from him, for instance by the payment of school and university fees. The principal beneficiary, a great-nephew, also did not know him. The only two people who really knew him were the old lawyer who dealt with his affairs, and an old Indian servant. Yet when the will had been read, and they all went to where the treasure–gold, jewels and bank-notes–were supposed to be hidden, nothing could be found.

Bunyip Land by George Manville Fenn Bunyip Land

Joe Carstairs is a boy on a farm in Australia. His father is a keen naturalist who, some years before had set off for New Guinea in search of specimens, and never been heard of again. Joe is old enough to mount a search expedition, and takes with him a local doctor and an aboriginal worker on his farm. They find themselves joined by a stowaway, Jimmy, whose father is a squatter (farmer) nearby, together with his dog, Gyp.This team sets off, arrive in New Guinea, hire some more porters, and travel guided by some sixth sense straight to where Mr...

Book cover !Tention A Story of Boy-Life during the Peninsular War
Book cover Our Soldier Boy
Book cover The Young Castellan A Tale of the English Civil War
Book cover Brave and True Short stories for children by G. M. Fenn and Others
Book cover Diamond Dyke The Lone Farm on the Veldt - Story of South African Adventure
Book cover Charge! A Story of Briton and Boer
Book cover Begumbagh A Tale of the Indian Mutiny
Book cover Burr Junior
Book cover Off to the Wilds Being the Adventures of Two Brothers
Book cover Fix Bay'nets The Regiment in the Hills
Book cover The Silver Canyon A Tale of the Western Plains
Book cover Adventures of Working Men From the Notebook of a Working Surgeon
Book cover The Powder Monkey
Book cover The Khedive's Country
Book cover The Dingo Boys The Squatters of Wallaby Range
Book cover The Black Tor A Tale of the Reign of James the First
Book cover Dick o' the Fens A Tale of the Great East Swamp
Book cover The Kopje Garrison A Story of the Boer War
Book cover The Adventures of Don Lavington Nolens Volens
Book cover Yussuf the Guide The Mountain Bandits; Strange Adventure in Asia Minor
Book cover The King's Sons
Book cover Peril Finders

In California settlers are trying to make a living working as fruit-growers. Problems with blights and insects mean that the crops are failing. A prospector arrives and tells stories of ancient cities where there is a lot of gold. He then dies. Some of the settlers decide to go and search for the gold. They have long distances to travel and meet many challenges along the way. They eventually reach one of these cities and find evidence that it has been abandoned by invaders hundreds or thousands of years ago...

Book cover Seven Frozen Sailors
Book cover The Bag of Diamonds
Book cover Glyn Severn's Schooldays
Book cover Dead Man's Land Being the Voyage to Zimbambangwe of certain and uncertain blacks and whites
Book cover Blue Jackets The Log of the Teaser
Book cover Christmas Penny Readings Original Sketches for the Season
Book cover Quicksilver The Boy With No Skid To His Wheel
Book cover A Young Hero
Book cover Devon Boys A Tale of the North Shore
Book cover The Little Skipper A Son of a Sailor
Book cover The Black Bar
Book cover The Queen's Scarlet The Adventures and Misadventures of Sir Richard Frayne
Book cover A Dash from Diamond City
Book cover Sail Ho! A Boy at Sea
Book cover Draw Swords! In the Horse Artillery
Book cover George Alfred Henty The Story of an Active Life
Book cover Cutlass and Cudgel

Based around the crew of cutter HMS White Hawk, this is a tale of smuggling in the early 19th century off the coast of Wessex. The midshipman of the cutter is taken hostage by the smugglers and is befriended by a farm-boy, son of one of the smugglers. His friendship is rudely rebuffed, the midshipman eventually escapes and the farm-boy gets his long-held dream of becoming a seaman on an Excise vessel.

Book cover Nic Revel A White Slave's Adventures in Alligator Land
Book cover Old Gold The Cruise of the "Jason" Brig
Book cover Cormorant Crag A Tale of the Smuggling Days
Book cover King o' the Beach A Tropic Tale
Book cover To Win or to Die A Tale of the Klondike Gold Craze
Book cover Hunting the Skipper The Cruise of the "Seafowl" Sloop
Book cover Middy and Ensign
Book cover The New Forest Spy
Book cover Trapped by Malays A Tale of Bayonet and Kris
Book cover The Golden Magnet
Book cover In the Mahdi's Grasp
Book cover Nat the Naturalist A Boy's Adventures in the Eastern Seas
Book cover The Ocean Cat's Paw The Story of a Strange Cruise
Book cover Mother Carey's Chicken Her Voyage to the Unknown Isle
Book cover Crown and Sceptre A West Country Story
Book cover Hollowdell Grange Holiday Hours in a Country Home
Book cover Sappers and Miners The Flood beneath the Sea
Book cover The Sapphire Cross
Book cover The Crystal Hunters A Boy's Adventures in the Higher Alps
Book cover In the King's Name The Cruise of the "Kestrel"
Book cover Marcus: the Young Centurion
Book cover The Vast Abyss The Story of Tom Blount, his Uncles and his Cousin Sam
Book cover First in the Field A Story of New South Wales
Book cover Gil the Gunner The Youngest Officer in the East
Book cover Blind Policy
Book cover Sweet Mace A Sussex Legend of the Iron Times
Book cover To The West
Book cover In Honour's Cause A Tale of the Days of George the First
Book cover By Birth a Lady
Book cover The Mynns' Mystery
Book cover Original Penny Readings A Series of Short Sketches
Book cover A Fluttered Dovecote
Book cover Witness to the Deed
Book cover One Maid's Mischief
Book cover The Weathercock Being the Adventures of a Boy with a Bias
Book cover The Man with a Shadow
Book cover The Story of Antony Grace
Book cover Brownsmith's Boy A Romance in a Garden
Book cover Three Boys or the Chiefs of the Clan Mackhai
Book cover Mass' George A Boy's Adventures in the Old Savannah
Book cover Jack at Sea All Work and no Play made him a Dull Boy
Book cover A Little World
Book cover Patience Wins War in the Works
Book cover The Rajah of Dah
Book cover Syd Belton The Boy who would not go to Sea
Book cover Stan Lynn A Boy's Adventures in China
Book cover Cursed by a Fortune
Book cover King of the Castle
Book cover Fitz the Filibuster
Book cover Featherland How the Birds lived at Greenlawn
Book cover Real Gold A Story of Adventure
Book cover A Double Knot
Book cover Commodore Junk
Book cover Through Forest and Stream The Quest of the Quetzal
Book cover Eli's Children The Chronicles of an Unhappy Family
Book cover Friends I Have Made
Book cover Rob Harlow's Adventures A Story of the Grand Chaco
Book cover The New Mistress A Tale
Book cover The Haute Noblesse A Novel
Book cover The King's Esquires The Jewel of France
Book cover Thereby Hangs a Tale Volume One
Book cover Mad A Story of Dust and Ashes
Book cover Fire Island Being the Adventures of Uncertain Naturalists in an Unknown Track
Book cover A Life's Eclipse
Book cover The Lost Middy Being the Secret of the Smugglers' Gap
Book cover Steve Young
Book cover Son Philip
Book cover The Rosery Folk
Book cover The Master of the Ceremonies
Book cover The Star-Gazers
Book cover A Terrible Coward
Book cover Lady Maude's Mania
Book cover Menhardoc
Book cover The Parson O' Dumford
Book cover Of High Descent
Book cover Midnight Webs
Book cover The Vicar's People
Book cover Will of the Mill
Book cover Sir Hilton's Sin
Book cover Dutch the Diver A Man's Mistake

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