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Free ↠ Kidnapped By Robert Louis Stevenson – serv3.3pub.co.uk ❰Download❯ ✤ Kidnapped Author Robert Louis Stevenson – Serv3.3pub.co.uk The political situation of the time is portrayed from different viewpoints and the Scottish Highlanders are treated sympathetically If you ever read this tale you will likely ask yourself uestions tha The political situation of the time is portrayed from different viewpoints and the Scottish Highlanders are treated sympathetically If you ever read this tale you will likely ask yourself uestions than I should care to answer as for instance how the Appin murder has come to fall in the year how the Torran rocks have crept so near to Earraid or why the printed trial is silent as to all that touches David Balfour These are nuts beyond my ability to crack But if you tried me on the point of Alan's guilt or innocence I think I could defend the reading of the text To this day you will find the tradition of Appin clear in Alan's favor If you inuire you may even hear that the descendants of the other man who fired the shot are in the country to this day But that other man's name inuire as you please you shall not hear; for the Highlander values a secret for itself and for the congenial exercise of keeping it I might go on for long to justify one point and own another indefensible; it is honest to confess at once how little I am touched by the desire of accuracy This is no furniture for the scholar's library but a book for the winter evening school room when the tasks are over and the hour for bed draws near; and honest Alan who was a grim old fire eater in his day has in this new avatar no desperate purpose than to steal some young gentleman's attention from his Ovid carry him awhile into the Highlands and the last century and pack him to bed with some engaging images to mingle with his dreams.


10 thoughts on “Kidnapped

  1. Henry Avila Henry Avila says:

    You are seventeen Mr David Balfour alone in the world of 1751 in troubled Scotland a futile bloody revolt was crushed a few years ago by England the parents are no father never spoke about his family or the distant past the poor uiet introvert a widowed school master of the lowlands has left his good loving son a Mysterious letter both of them had deep secrets for you Go from your birthplace a small village the only one you know and take the message to a lawyer Mr Rankeillor in the frightening huge cosmopolitan city of Edinburgh; by foot you must travel a two day walk Meeting strangers good or bad on the roadswho can tell? Should you turn back it would be so easy; or follow your late father's wishes and risk the unknown dangers But first he arrives at the home of his Uncle Ebenezer a person he never knew existed that name alone for most people would give them a clue about this gentleman's character His father's brother is a great miser so cheap he lives like a pauper in his big mansion uncompleted the reason obviously he can't spend any money will not light a fire but in one fireplace eats porridge and drinks a little beer the cheapest he can find Paranoid in the extreme his sick mind hates anybody that threatens him even if it is not true After an unsuccessful plot to eliminate his naive nephew in the dark tower a better one bears fruit A sea captain named Elias Hoseason agrees to kidnap the boy for a nice fee and sell him in the colonies of the Carolinas in America they need slaves for the cotton plantationsHowever plans are plans and you can not tell what the future brings storms reefs fogs and the unexpected anything is possible on a liuid surfaceAlan Breck Stewart with a sack of money is wanted by the Crown as a Scottish rebel the only survivor of a shipwreck off the coast of Britain caused by the less than honorable captain picked up in a thick fog Nevertheless greed wins out and the crew desires the valuable coins killing a man doesn't bother them Mr David is appalled helps the fugitive escape and he too later in the best section of the classic novel A long grueling crossing the highlands of Scotland trying to avoid capture by the Red Coats and the hangman's rope a murder has just occurred And Alan blamedSuch splendid adventures follow as the two new friends flee on the rugged terrain of the north country's hills valleys rivers and bays always moving never resting hiding in woods the tall grass on top of rocks in caves anywhere available getting assistance from loyal relatives of Alan and his clan A wonderful book for the young at heart indubitably


  2. James Tivendale James Tivendale says:

    I have seen wicked men and fools a great many of both and I believe they both get paid in the end but the fools first We find ourselves in Bonny old Scotland circa June 1751 King George and the red coats rule this empire Following on from the Jacobite Revolution; we are introduced to an innocent teenage gentleman known as David Balfour To initiate the narrative; David and the minister Mr Campbell discuss the necessity for a journey that our young hero should take following the untimely death of both his parents He is entrusted with a letter that was written from his father's very own hand which cannot be opened until it is delivered to a certain individual his conniving uncle who happens to be of course; a close family member of Young Balfour His uncle represents the Scottish House Shaw the destination of the aforementioned is close to Edinburgh and so David treks as a young 18 year old person would Maybe even skipping across the glen in bonnie pretty spirits ay lad? Is everyone in fiction who is called Ebeneezer a scumbag? David journeys for a few days across the lowlands of Scotland including Cramond Colinton until the sight of the Glasgow Road is in his peripheral vision At this point he knew he was close to the presented described destination After these travels to start his what would turn out to be journey he meets his uncle I will not say too much but upon their meeting after slight consideration David realises his uncle is a slimy sinister snake who has stolen his inheritance After that Ebeneezer undermines David's intelligence after failing in a notorious plot to kill him David; only because of his soon to be but present in this tale heroic wit that is already bubbling below the surface the mean uncle arranges for him to be K1dnapped Some book title on GR you have to spell wrong or it deletes them and makes reviewers look like a sausageThis book was so amazing that if I was to truly analyse it I would probably write pages than Mr Stevenson did I will not divulge too much into the intricacies of the story but essentially David's mean uncle sells him out literally David is a lord by name and paper but Ebeneezer pays pirates money to send David to Carolina to become a slave worker On his journey on said pirate ship they impale a boat and a gentleman called Alan Breck joins the fray That is all I will say story wise so don't worryThe journey continues It is David's voyage away from and journey back to his rightful estate that is the lions share of the novel My father is a Scottish History lecturer so every time I mentioned a character in this book as I was reading he would tell me how legitimate they were at being presented by Stevenson in this era as the majority were real characters people in this amazingly interesting but dark age Eg Alan Breck James of the Glens Red Fox Robin Oig Rob Roys' SonIf you read this book your mind will flow in a Scottish accent 100% As a non Scottish reader do you know what these words mean that are prevalent? If I wasn't half Scottish I may have struggled didnae auld dram ay keek lassie ken kenned gliff whigh etcFollowing this collouial language It cannot get Scottish than one amazing scene Two gents challenge each other for a dual but instead of deadly combat with pistols and ten steps etc they settle on a bagpipe showdown There is a huge divide between the hielands and the lowlands England analysed Scotland as one country at this stage but all of the Clan's saw many different countries in Scotland In the highlands people mostly only speak Gaelic which alienates David in their presence The closer the south of Scotland you were the English you were does that play a part perhaps?To me I would probably give this 375 stars Not as much happens in this as Treasure Island However; I enjoyed losing myself in the world of my forefathers I am named after Scottish kings y'know I will check out the film later Love as always James wwwyouandibookswordpresscom


  3. Tara Tara says:

    While Stevenson’s Kidnapped was not uite as strong a work as either Treasure Island or his incredibly gripping The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde it was such an exciting action packed genuinely fun adventure story that I couldn’t help but love it Set in 1751 it features such thrilling elements as a sinister foul tempered uncle a ship full of villainous sailors a shipwreck on a gloomy deserted island political intrigue Murder the perilous proximity of the Red Coats on the Scottish Highlands and much much Plus I found the young protagonist David extremely likable and relatable; he was good hearted loyal intelligent and brave but not unbelievably or irritatingly so All in all he was a wonderful companion I found myself enthusiastically rooting for which always makes a story that much engrossing Highly recommended


  4. Piyangie Piyangie says:

    Kidnapped is a young adult adventurous story The protagonist the young David Balfour having become an orphan takes on a journey to find his uncle seeking support and fortune Little he knows of the adventure that he is to embark on upon meeting his uncle David is a likable hero Throughout his adventurous journey David's courage strength and loyalty are tested from which he emerges as a true winner The supporting characters are chosen to suit the tone and pace of the story Many including the principal contributing character David's Jacobite friend Alan Breck Stewart are real people which made the story interesting and all the real David's adventurous journey takes the reader through the picturesue Scottish highlands acuainting the reader with its geography and a little of the culture of highlanders The historical backdrop to the story is the aftermath of the Jacobite rising where Jacobites were hunted the Highland clans who supported the Jacobite movement were scattered their powers surrendered pride bruised chiefs in exile It is easy to comprehend that Stevenson was a sympathizer The story is well written with a mixture of English and Scottish Lowland dialog And there was warmth and feeling in the writing which was a pleasant contrast to the distant and detached writing I have so far observed in other Stevenson works Overall coupled with true historical facts picturesue highland setting and beautiful writing Kidnapped is a great adventure story I enjoyed it very much But young David's story does not end here I would certainly read the seuel to learn the rest of his story


  5. Jason Koivu Jason Koivu says:

    Why haven't I read Stevenson? Perhaps because from what I can tell his writing feels as remote and cold as the Scottish Isles It can be beautiful in its way but you often forget it's there in favor of popular destinations with color and pizzazz In a way Kidnapped feels a little like the Scottish version of Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo which I was never overly fond of Something about the story doesn't grab me Although it should as I just recently endured a similar situation where in my business was done out of a contract by someone essentially claiming to be me Usurping my anticipated profits by saying they took over my business is precise A dastardly bastardly thing to do So these sorts of stories should wring pity and 5 stars out of my bleeding heart but they don't Perhaps it's something to do with the writing style of the times It's a little stiff actions are a bit telegraphed That's tough though because I suppose all literature may very well suffer from such ravages of time to be thrown upon the scrap one day because readers have moved on sped up and become jaded Fuck I'm getting melodramatic in my old ageAnywho SO glad I waited to read Kidnapped until now If I'd read this in high school like I was supposed to I would have missed so muchhell I wouldn't have understood even half of what was said But now that I'm familiar with UK history Scottish accents and old timey slang I can actually sit back and enjoy something like Kidnapped rather than be mired under every time the brogue overtakes me


  6. Brett C Brett C says:

    I read an illustrated and abridged version of this when I was a kid Now reading the unabridged version as an adult I really liked it The story is solid the characters are meaningful and interact well and the plot was good and comprehensible There is nothing deep or subliminal about this That's not to say the story is shallow but is good because everything is surface level Throughout the story I kept wondering if the main character David Balfour was resilient and mentally strong or just lucky Maybe I'm looking too deep into it I enjoyed this solid adventure story and would recommend Robert Louis Stevenson to anyone who likes a good story I'll probably read it again Thanks


  7. Paul Bryant Paul Bryant says:

    This is in the olden days when there wasn’t anything except boats and cows No phones no movies nothing Who would want to live there right? But see some people did and they had to or we wouldn't be here with all our stuff They had to like go without so we could rock and roll That's deepSo for entertainment they would play funny tricks on each other like this guy’s uncle sells this guy into slavery even though this is a Scottish guy so he gets coshed and wakes up on a boat to the US of A but then this guy and this other guy who is like the low tech James Bond of the total Highlands they take over the boat and then it gets wrecked that part is okay there is some good fighting the sailors get melted But then there is way too much heather Which they have to tramp through for days no water no entertainment except whistling that seemed to be the thing they did instead of streaming These days you would be having some trouble whistling modern music like say Jeckyll and Hyde by Five Finger Death Punch go ahead whistle that So that was dull Ouch this heather hurts Oh dear I am sleeping in some water Well then don’t is what I thoughtIn the end it all comes right but I thought they should of hacked the uncle to death with a cow’s antler but they didn’tcourse all you gr types know already that Jeckyll Hide was written by the same guy that did Kidnapped which I don’t get as JH is really intense anyway the graphic version


  8. Jan-Maat Jan-Maat says:

    Swashbuckling fun but the problem I have with this rereading it as an adult is the same as reading The Black Arrow Stevenson manages to be both engaging and silly sometimes at the same moment but luckily the human brain is capable of multi tasking even in the middle of a paragraphIsn't the relationship between Alexander and Ebenezer Balfour which drives the narrative too ridiculous? The elder brother giving up his inheritance and becoming an out of luck village teacher is one thing and hard enough to believe why not just split the inheritance or pay him off or set him up in a profession? but such a story must have got all over the countryside It is hard to believe that David or at least the pastor Mr Cameron would have been ignorant of it At least Stevenson kept back that detail until the end but still I wonder why he didn't think of a different way to drive the story – say Ebenezer tricking his brother in some way or framing him for a crime More or less anything would have been plausible than the story he does useOn the plus side I liked the sense of the cultural differences between the lowlanders and the Highlanders which comes through strongly although I was not sure how far the prejudices against the highlanders reflected Stevenson's own views or what he felt would be a reasonable reflection of those held by contemporary lowlanders Alternatively this is a moment in a children's book in which the child's moral values and intellectual capabilities are shown to be superior to that of an adultThat perhaps is the secret of Stevenson's success it is there in Treasure Island and The Black Arrow too The child can outwit the wicked uncle the pirate or the wicked uncle disguised as a leper as they so freuently are The child lost in an adult world triumphs through their own ability And the characters and settings are sharp and vivid Sandy's devotion to the memory of Alan Breck in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie seems reasonable than the obsessions harboured by her teacher view spoiler but to be fair I'm not a fan of Mussolini hide spoiler


  9. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    Alan cried I what makes ye so good to me? What makes ye care for such a thankless fellow?'Deed and I don't know said Alan For just precisely what I thought I liked about ye was that ye never uarrelled and now I like ye betterHistorical fiction an adventure story but also a great buddy story The plot follows young David who is cheated out of his inheritance by a greedy uncle and kidnapped into servitude on a sailing ship The ship hits a small boat during a fog and picks up Alan Breck Stewart a renegade Highlander Set in the period following the failed Scottish rebellion a reader not well versed in the history might have difficulty following the politics and the dialect of the Scots It's a grand adventure story though with the friendship between the two uite different main characters providing light hearted moments narrow escapes and a fitting but bittersweet ending


  10. Duane Duane says:

    I don't know how the rest of young David Balfour's life turns out but his early adventures where amazing Set in 18th century Scotland during the Jacobite period David a loyalist to King George and his friend Alan Stewart a Jacobite seemingly travel the entirety of the Scottish Highlands hiding in the rocks and heather from rival clans and the British Army Character lessons abound especially for young David Just a fun book to read


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