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Afloat in the Forest (1867)

The Young Voyageurs

The Lost Mountain (1885)

The Giraffe Hunters (1876)

The White Squaw

The Rifle Rangers (1850)

The Desert Home (1851)

Odd People (1860)

The Scalp Hunters (1860)

Ran Away to Sea

The Plant Hunters

The Cliff Climbers (1864)

The Hunters' Feast (1855)

The Bush Boys (1856)

The White Chief

The Boy Hunters (1855)

The Castaways (1870)

Osceola the Seminole

The Quadroon

The Headless Horseman (1892)

Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found

The Ocean Waifs

The Lone Ranche

The Vee-Boers

The Forest Exiles

The Boy Slaves

The Child Wife

Young Yagers

The Young Voyageurs

The heroes are the three boys whom we met in "The Boy Hunters" where they were off on a search for a white buffalo, which their father had requested. Now, however, their father has died, and the only relative they have is an uncle who works for the Hudson's Bay Company, in the very north of Canada. The uncle sends for them, and sends his own son to guide them over the Canadian part of the journey.

This is the story of their journey from their original home in the south of the U.S.A., many thousands of miles, to be with their uncle. At the time the only way they could do this journey was by their own efforts, by canoe, on foot, and, after the onset of winter, by sledge, or, if they could get one, by dog-train.
The canoe and much of their clothes, food and equipment is lost in a major rapid, so they are very much thrown on their own ingenuity and woodcraft. One of the boys has a major interest in natural history, and we hear from him all about the various animals and birds encountered. This is far from being a bore, as the author has taken care to make it interesting.

This is a very enjoyable book, even though it is over 150 years since it was written.

The Lost Mountain (1885)

One of Mayne Reid's later novels. The story is set in Mexico.

Odd People (1860)

Captain Mayne Reid herein takes a look at and sets out to describe people from in different places of the world. It is typical of it's time with exoticist descriptions of Bushmen and The Amazonian Indians among others.

The Hunters' Feast (1855)

The story starts in the city of St. Louis, towards the end of the summer of some year in the nineteenth century. Reid collects together a group of six men who would pay to take part in an expedition, camping and hunting, into the prairies. They take with them a couple of paid men, professionals who would give them very necessary guidance. They all make a pact that they would each tell a round of tales around the camp fire, such stories to be amusing and instructive.

The Boy Slaves-

This is an excellent book, telling of the adventures of three midshipmen and a much older sailor from a British warship that went aground off the coast of Africa and sank with all hands on board. These surviving four find themselves afloat on a spar which they paddle for several days until they reach the shore of Africa. Shortly thereafter they are taken prisoner by Barbary pirates who intend to sell them as slaves, and their adventure continues...

Young Yagers-

The Young Yagers are six boys, betweed the ages of ten and twenty, three of them being the "Bush Boys" -- Hans, Hendrik and Jan. The scene of their adventures is laid in Southern Africa. The contents of the volume are made up largely of perilous adventures among wild animals -- the kind of reading to amuse the young. It is a good book to keep boys from worse amusement than reading.

Romans et littérature
August 11
AEB Publishing

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