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2 books of R.L Stevenson


NEARLY a year later, in the month of
October, 18 , London was startled by a crime of singular ferocity, and rendered
all the more notable by the high position of the victim. The details were few and startling. A maid-­servant living alone in a house not far from the river, had gone upstairs to bed about eleven. Although a fog rolled over the city in the small hours, the early part of the night was cloudless, and the lane, which the maid's window overlooked, seems she was romantically given ; , for she sat down upon her box, which stood immediately under the window, and fell into a dream of musing. Never (she used to say, with streaming tears, when she narrated that experience), never had she felt more at peace with all men or thought more kindly of the world. And as she so sat she became aware of an aged and beautiful gentleman with white hair, drawing near along the lane ; and advancing to meet him, another and very small gentleman, to another and very . . .

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'For God's sake, hold on!­' On a stormy night off the coast of Scotland, young David Balfour faces his most terrifying test yet. He's been double-­crossed by his wicked uncle, tricked into a sea voyage and sold into slavery. When the dashing Alan Breck Stewart comes aboard, he finds a brave friend at least, and the pair fight back against their treacherous, black-­hearted shipmates. But then the ship hits a reef, it's every man for himself, and David must battle against the raging sea itself! BACKSTORY: Learn about the true stories that inspired this adventurous tale!

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Books of R.­L Stevenson