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  • ISBN: 1-59087-0956
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Page Count: 235
  • Publisher: Robinson Books

Out on the Pampas: Or, The Young Settlers (G. A. Henty)

$23.95 $18.50

Reputed to be the first Henty ever written! ~ which gave him a taste for writing and telling more. The children in this story: Charles, Hubert, Maud and Ethel – are the names of Mr. Henty’s own children! Overheard by a friend of the family as Henty told to his children, who urged Henty that he had a gift and ought to write his thoughts down and get the book published.

It’s the story of the relocation of the Hardy family to Argentina in the 1800s, joining other British settlers seeking to make a better way of life in a new land. They face many obstacles and perils in this rugged new lifestyle.

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Out on the Pampas

or, the Young Settlers

Reputed to be the first Henty ever written, which gave George Albert Henty a taste for writing and telling more. The children in this story: Charles, Hubert, Maud and Ethel – are the names of Mr. Henty’s own children! Overheard by a friend of the family as Henty told this story to his children, who urged Henty that he had a gift and ought to write his thoughts down and get the book published.

It’s a story of the relocation of the Hardy family to Argentina in the 1800s, joining other British settlers seeking to make a better way of life in a new land. They face many obstacles and perils in this rugged new lifestyle.

Table of Contents

  1. Mrs. Hardy’s Resolution
  2. The Start
  3. A New Life
  4. The Pampas
  5. The Settler’s Home
  6. A Tale of the Mexican War
  7. Seth Continues His Narrative of the Mexican Adventure
  8. Farm Work and Amusements
  9. Neighbourly Visits and Advice
  10. The Lost Cattle
  11. Quiet Times
  12. A Steady Hand
  13. The Indian Attack
  14. Terrible News
  15. The Pampas on Fire
  16. At the Stake
  17. Rescued
  18. And Last

About the Author

George Alfred Henty, better known as G.A. Henty, began his storytelling career with his own children. After dinner, he would spend an hour or two telling them a story that would continue the next day. Some stories took weeks to finish!  A friend was present one day and, watching the spell-bound reaction of his children, suggested that Henty write down his stories so others could enjoy them. He did and, as the saying goes, the rest is history!   Henty wrote 144 books as well as numerous stories for magazines and became known as “The Prince of Story-Tellers” and “The Boy’s Own Historian.”  One of Mr. Henty’s secretaries reported that he would quickly pace back and forth in his study, dictating stories as fast as the secretary could write them down!

 

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