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  • ISBN: 1-59087-0735
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Page Count: 370
  • Publisher: Robinson Books

In the Heart of the Rockies: A Story of Adventure in Colorado (G. A. Henty)

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Packed with adventure in a setting of the 1860s. Our young hero begins at age 16 , leaving England for the American far West and to work in the outpost at Denver with his uncle. He soon encounters Indian warriors, takes part in big-game hunts, and learns how to survive a frigid winter in the Rockies, with nothing but perseverance and resourcefulness.

In their quest for a gold mine, he and his band of nine are spied on by Indians, chased across the Bad Lands, and overwhelmed en route by a snowstorm in the high country. Henty’s descriptions of Colorado are taken from the official report of Major Powell’s four year assignment from the U.S. Government, to survey the Colorado River Valley, so he was writing with good information!

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In the Heart of the Rockies

A Story of Adventure in Colorado

From first to last, this is a story of splendid hazards. The hero, Tom Wade, goes to seek his uncle in Colorado, who is a hunter and gold-digger, and he is discovered after many dangers, out on the plains with some comrades. Going in quest of a gold mine the little band is spied by Indians, chased across the Bad Lands, and overwhelmed by a snowstorm in the mountains.

Packed with adventure in a setting of the 1860s. Our young hero begins at age 16 , leaving England for the American far West and to work in the outpost at Denver with his uncle. He soon encounters Indian warriors, takes part in big-game hunts, and learns how to survive a frigid winter in the Rockies, with nothing but perseverance and resourcefulness.

In their quest for a gold mine, he and his band of nine are spied on by Indians, chased across the Bad Lands, and overwhelmed en route by a snowstorm in the high country. Henty’s descriptions of Colorado are taken from the official report of Major Powell’s four year assignment from the U.S. Government, to survey the Colorado River Valley, so he was writing with good information!

Table of Contents

  1. Tom’s Choice
  2. Finding Friends
  3. On the Plains
  4. Leaping Horse
  5. In Danger
  6. United
  7. Chased
  8. In Safety
  9. A Bad Time
  10. An Avalanche
  11. Winter
  12. The Snow Fort
  13. A Fresh Start
  14. An Indian Attack
  15. The Colorado
  16. Afloat in Canoes
  17. The Grand Cañon
  18. Back to Denver
  19. A Fortune

About the Author

British writer George Alfred Henty, who came to be known as G.A. Henty, began his storytelling with his own children. After the evening meal, it was his habit to spend an hour or more telling the children a story that he would resume the next day, and the next, until complete.  Some of his stories took weeks to tell!  A friend was present one day and watched the spell-bound reaction of all the children present.  He commended Mr. Henty that he had an exceptional gift, and suggested that he write down his stories for the enjoyment of others beyond his home. Henty took the counsel, began to write, and the result was over 144 books!

 

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