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The Tiger of Mysore

The Tiger of Mysore by George Alfred Henty
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During the Indian war with Tippoo Saib, 15 year old Dick Holland and his mother set out from England to find and rescue his father, shipwrecked 6 years earlier, and believed to be held prisoner by the 'Tiger of Mysore'.

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A Story of the War with Tippoo Saib



Illustrated by W. H. Margetson


Preface. Chapter 1: A Lost Father. Chapter 2: A Brush With Privateers. Chapter 3: The Rajah. Chapter 4: First Impressions. Chapter 5: War Declared. Chapter 6: A Perilous Adventure. Chapter 7: Besieged. Chapter 8: The Invasion Of Mysore. Chapter 9: News Of The Captive. Chapter 10: In Disguise. Chapter 11: A Useful Friend. Chapter 12: A Tiger In A Zenana. Chapter 13: Officers Of The Palace. Chapter 14: A Surprise. Chapter 15: Escape. Chapter 16: The Journey. Chapter 17: Back At Tripataly. Chapter 18: A Narrow Escape. Chapter 19: Found At Last. Chapter 20: The Escape. Chapter 21: Home.


While some of our wars in India are open to the charge that they were undertaken on slight provocation, and were forced on by us in order that we might have an excuse for annexation, our struggle with Tippoo Saib was, on the other hand, marked by a long endurance of wrong, and a toleration of abominable cruelties perpetrated upon Englishmen and our native allies... Continue reading book >>

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