Posted on: September 10, 2020

We hope you have been enjoying the books or Robert Louis Stevenson.  Up next is the final book we will be sharing in his series…Kidnapped!

 

Free E-Books Series – Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Kidnapped is set in Scotland just after the Jacobite rebellions and is narrated by the teenager David Balfour.

The recently orphaned David leaves rural Essendean to seek his fortune with his relatives, the Balfours of the House of Shaws. He meets his uncle Ebenezer and immediately suspects the shifty and miserly man of trying to avoid giving David his due inheritance. His suspicions are confirmed when his uncle sends him up a ruined stair-tower in the dark, intending David to plunge to his death.

Before David can confront his uncle, Ransome, the cabin-boy for the brig Covenant arrives with a message for Ebenezer from Captain Hoseason concerning their joint venture. Ebenezer decides to go to the Hawe’s Inn at Queen’s Ferry to resolve the matter. David follows in the hope of speaking to a lawyer, Mr. Rankeillor.

There, David learns rumours that Ebenezer murdered David’s father Alexander, for the Shaw estate. While David knows the allegations are false, he cannot fathom how Ebenezer came to hold the estate.

Despite some misgivings, David is delighted when he is invited to tour the Covenant. Suddenly sensing foul play, he shouts for help and is knocked unconscious – he has been kidnapped!

 

CLICK HERE to read Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

 

These free ebooks are provided by Project Gutenberg eBooks, an online free book service that require no special apps to read, just the regular Web browsers or eBook readers that are included with computers and mobile devices.   This means you just click on the link we are sharing and you go straight to the e-book…no downloads, sign ups or giving a credit card!

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