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A Final Reckoning

Auhtor: G Henty

Language: english
Published: 1887

Genres:

fiction,  action adventure
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Review by Stephen M. Charme, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Final Reckoning':

An exciting adventure of outlaws in the early days of the Australian gold rush when fortunes were made and stolen and when bush rangers and natives constituted a real and formidable danger to the settlers. All boys will read this story with eager and unflagging interest. The episodes are in Mr. Hentys very best vein--graphic exciting realistic and as in all Mr. Hentys books the tendency is to the formation of an honourable manly and even heroic character.--Birmingham Post.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Final Reckoning':


... and run, too. He came my way and, directly he saw me, he ran to a gate and climbed over. Do you know who it was, Kate? Mrs. Ellison asked. Yes, ...
... better than he had expected. A Final Reckoning Chapter 2 The Poisoned Dog. The boys soon felt that Mr. Shrewsbury really wished to teach them, ...
... heard his name pronounced, and the colour flushed to his cheek as, looking up, he saw Kate Ellison. Timidly he touched his cap, and would have hurried ...
... the tools, which he had in a small basket at the time he was attacked, had been found in or near the house having been left there purposely, by Tom Thorne, ...
... he had suspected him, and that he believed him to be innocent. But even had it been proved, up to the hilt, that the prisoner had poisoned the dog, he ...
... story might follow him. And I have no doubt he would do well out there. He is a good workman for his age and, as he says, can turn his hand to almost ...
... the struggle partly, as he said, from loss of blood. Stand back! Mr. Hudson cried, don't press upon him. The lad is nearly fainting. One of you help ...
... blame, whatever people may think. My conscience is absolutely clear, and yet I would rather that the story, which I left England to escape, should not ...
... of the urgency of the work. As soon as the sails were furled, the yards were sent down. The upper spars followed them and, in little over half an hour ...
... or a bit of meat, if you are lucky enough to have one by you. All the people about the place would do anything, I believe, for Frances and the fact ...
... away into de bush, never find them. I am going to try, anyhow, Reuben said. Now, do you lead the way. I tink dere are more dan thirty black ...
... thirty. For four hours the party continued their journey. It is six o'clock, Reuben said, looking at his watch. We will halt, now, and light that ...
... used to ride such a horse, and that there wasn't a better in the colony. Almost at the same moment I heard a shot again, but I didn't look round. I ...
... me will get to the stream where the horses are before night, and will start out with them at once, so that we may be able to meet them tomorrow, early. I ...
... told me at the next station you were here yesterday, but they did not know whether you were here now. Well, sir, I am shepherding some twenty miles ...
... to the changes of position which are there so frequent. You do not understand, Mr. Barker, she said pettishly. It was not only that he was a ...
... them at first, says he has got a first-rate cellar of wine and that the women were both out-and-outers. If they are as pretty as he says, we will ...
... see white man and put out um fire. When Jim come here he jump off hoss, find fire, and follow de track. Dey four men one go one way, one go anoder, ...
... said, touching Reuben's arm. Where-where, Jim? Gone from de house, sah, trough dem trees. Dare he go again, he gallop fast. Reuben had not caught ...
... made a vast sensation in the colony and Reuben gained great credit, and instant promotion for his conduct. A month after the return of the party ...