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In 1883, the Indonesian Volcano Krakatoa erupted, and through the days that followed people heard the biggest bang in history, whilst in subsequent years Europe experienced the "end of Summer" for several years, as the Volcanic dust from the eruption blocked out the sun.

"The Lonely Man of Kakarta" or "Blown to Bits" is a story about how the events of this historic natural disaster affected people's lives as a story, that depicts the depth of the disaster on one man, who lived through this time.

The book also contains photographs and illustrations of the time.

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A collection of some of the best books by one of the most prolific and well-­known adventure writers (with active table of contents)

The Coral Island
Cannibal Islands
Sunk At Sea
The Gorilla Hunters
Red Rooney
The Young Fur Traders

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A tale of love, life, laughter and tragedy, with some smuggling thrown in, set amongst the people living near the tin and copper mines of St. Just, Cornwall, in the mid 19th Century. During the mid 1860's the author, R. M. Ballantyne, spent over three months living amongst the mine-­workers of St. Just. He incorporates into his novel many historical facts, producing an exciting and very accurate portrayal of Victorian tin.

R. M. Ballantyne (24 April 1825 – 8 February 1894) was a Scottish juvenile fiction writer.

Born Robert Michael Ballantyne in Edinburgh, he was part of a famous family of printers and publishers. At the age of 16 he went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company. He returned to Scotland in 1847, and published his first book the following year, Hudson's Bay: or, Life in the Wilds of North America. For some time he was employed by Messrs Constable, the publishers, but in 1856 he gave up business for the profession of literature, . . .

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The scene in the midst of which they now found themselves was curious, interesting, and suggestive. For two miles along its course the banks of the river were studded with tents, and on each side of it were diggers, working at short distances apart, or congregated together, according to the richness of the deposits. About twenty feet was the space generally allowed at that time to a washing machine. Most of the diggers worked close to the banks of the stream, others partially diverted its course to get at its bed, which was considered the richest soil. At one place a company of eighty men had banded together for the purpose of cutting a fresh channel for the river--­a proceeding which afterwards resulted in a fierce and fatal affray with the men who worked below them.

R. M. Ballantyne (24 April 1825 – 8 February 1894) was a Scottish juvenile fiction writer.

Born Robert Michael Ballantyne in Edinburgh, he was part of a famous family of printers and publishers. At the age of . . .

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Little did Dick Varley know when he rescued a Newfoundland pup from an Indian's cooking fire preparations, that the dog would return the favor ten times over throughout the course of his life, and would prove himself to be the standard-­bearer for the title of ''Man s best friend.­'' In this heart-­warming story, come along with Dick, his remarkable dog Crusoe, and his traveling companions as they set out across the western prairies on a mission of peace and exploration.

Set in the exciting North American frontier, and filled with one heart-­pounding adventure and harrowing escape after another, you won't be able to put this book down! The dog, Crusoe, will quickly become as dear to you as he is to his noble master.

R. M. Ballantyne (24 April 1825 – 8 February 1894) was a Scottish juvenile fiction writer.

Born Robert Michael Ballantyne in Edinburgh, he was part of a famous family of printers and publishers. At the age of 16 he went to Canada and was six years in the service . . .

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I can't bear to think of 'im, Hetty, said Mrs Frog. "You an' me sittin' here so comfortable, with as much to eat as we want, an' to spare, while your poor father is in a cold cell. He's bin pretty bad to me of late, it's true, wi' that drink, but he wasn't always like that, Hetty; even you can remember him before he took to the drink.­"

Born Robert Michael Ballantyne in Edinburgh, he was part of a famous family of printers and publishers. At the age of 16 he went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company. He returned to Scotland in 1847, and published his first book the following year, Hudson's Bay: or, Life in the Wilds of North America. For some time he was employed by Messrs Constable, the publishers, but in 1856 he gave up business for the profession of literature, and began the series of adventure stories for the young with which his name is popularly associated.
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This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-­to-­find books with something of interest for everyone.
R. M. Ballantyne (24 April 1825 – 8 February 1894) was a Scottish juvenile fiction writer.

Born Robert Michael Ballantyne in Edinburgh, he was part of a famous family of printers and publishers. At the age of 16 he went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company. He returned to Scotland in 1847, and published his first book the following year, Hudson's Bay: or, Life in the Wilds of North America. For some time he was employed by Messrs Constable, the . . .

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A collection of some of the best books by one of the most prolific and well-­known adventure writers (with active table of contents)

The Coral Island
Cannibal Islands
Sunk At Sea
The Gorilla Hunters
Red Rooney
The Young Fur Traders

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On a small island in the heart of the Pacific, a colony of settlers receives a visit from a mysterious man known as the Sandal Wood trader. Some say he’s a pirate while others believe he is exactly what he claims—a harmless trader. Join Henry, Bumpus, Reverend Mason, and a host of other memorable characters as they unravel the mystery of who this trader really is. Are the settlers about to be robbed and destroyed? Or, is this man’s assistance necessary for the survival of the colony?

While working through this puzzling dilemma, our heroes endure a host of obstacles and trials to overcome, battling hostile natives, mounting rescues for kidnapped friends, witnessing maritime battles around the coral islands, and ultimately discovering the importance of forgiveness and redemption.
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When at a sufficient distance from the ship, an order was given by the officer in charge. Immediately the outrigger on the right or starboard side was run out by invisible hands to its full extent -- apparently fifteen feet beyond the bow of the launch; then the inner end of the outrigger was tilted violently into the air, so that the other end with its torpedo was thrust down ten feet below the surface of the water. This, I was told, is about the depth at which an enemy's ship ought to be struck. The launch, still going at full speed, was now supposed to have run so close to the enemy, that the submerged torpedo was about to strike her.
R. M. Ballantyne (24 April 1825 – 8 February 1894) was a Scottish juvenile fiction writer.

Born Robert Michael Ballantyne in Edinburgh, he was part of a famous family of printers and publishers. At the age of 16 he went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company. He returned to Scotland in 1847, and published his . . .

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