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St. Bartholomew's Eve: A Tale of the Huguenot Wars. By G. A. HENTY. With 12 page Illustrations by H. J. DRAPER, and a Map. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 6 s.

The title of this story takes you at once to its subject. The hero, Philip Fletcher, is a right true English lad, but he has a French connection on the mother's side. This kinship induces him to cross the Channel in order to take a share in that splendid struggle for freedom known as the Huguenot wars. Naturally he sides with the Protestants, distinguishes himself in various battles, and receives rapid promotion for the zeal and daring with which he carries out several secret missions. At length, however, he is entrapped in Paris, with other prominent Huguenots, on that terrible St. Bartholomew's Eve, when the tocsin gave the signal at midnight for the massacre to begin. It is an enthralling narrative, and the chapter which deals with the escape of the hero out of that monstrous city is one of the most thrilling in a story which is full of interest.

Through the Sikh War: A Tale of the Conquest of the Punjaub. By G. A. HENTY. With 12 page Illustrations by HAL HURST, and a Map. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 6 s.

This story gives a vivid picture of the pluck and obstinacy with which the British maintained their ascendency in India. Percy Groves, a spirited English lad, leaves school to join his uncle in the Punjaub, where he is governor of a district under the native Sikh prince, Runjeet Singh. The natives are in a state of revolt, and Percy takes an active part in all the troubles which precede the Sikh war. His uncle's fortress is beleaguered, and he assists in repelling the attack. Then when the authorities at Lahore proclaim war Percy joins the British force as a volunteer, and takes a distinguished share in the famous battles of Moodkee, Sobraon, and Chillianwalla. Apart from its high interest as a record of personal daring, this story shows in dashing style how Englishmen have made an Empire.


"Mr. Henty is one of the best of story tellers for young people." Spectator.

Beric the Briton: A Story of the Roman Invasion. By G. A. HENTY. With 12 page Illustrations by W. PARKINSON. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 6 s.

"Beric the Briton is the boy's book of the year." Observer.

"We are not aware that any one has given us quite so vigorous a picture of Britain in the days of the Roman conquest. Mr. Henty has done his utmost to make an impressive picture of the haughty Roman character, with its indomitable courage, sternness, and discipline. Beric is good all through." Spectator.

In Greek Waters: A Story of the Grecian War of Independence (1821 1827). By G. A. HENTY. With 12 page Illustrations by W. S. STACEY, and a Map. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, Olivine edges, 6 s.

"There are adventures of all kinds for the hero and his friends, whose pluck and ingenuity in extricating themselves from awkward fixes are always equal to the occasion. It is an excellent story, and if the proportion of history is smaller than usual, the whole result leaves nothing to be desired." Journal of Education.

Redskin and Cow boy: A Tale of the Western Plains. By G. A. HENTY. With 12 page Illustrations by ALFRED PEARSE. Crown 8vo, cloth elegant, olivine edges, 6 s.

"It has a good plot; it abounds in action; the scenes are equally spirited and realistic, and we can only say we have read it with much pleasure from first to last. The pictures of life on a cattle ranche are most graphically painted, as are the manners of the reckless but jovial cow boys." Times.

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