The Lost Clue
An intriguing mystery in which Captain Fortescue finds himself torn between two loyalties. Having been educated in the finest schools of England, he enjoyed high society, but kept his true childhood a secret. Then the day came that changed the course of his life. It all started with the mysterious note that could only be read after his father’s death. Will he be able to endure the dramatic challenges he will now face?
It’s a story of the intersection between two very different lives – Marjorie, a girl from a coal-mining community, and Captain Fortescue – both of which remind us of how, in different circumstances, that suffering produces endurance, endurance produces character, character produces hope, a hope that will never leave us ashamed.
Character themes in this story: selflessness, selfishness, virtue and purity.
In addition to The Lost Clue, other stories by favorite Lamplighter author O. F. Walton
- Little Faith
- Christie’s Old Organ
- Christie, the King’s Servant
- Saved at Sea
- My Mates and I
- A Peep Behind the Scenes
- When You Least Expect it
About the Lamplighter Rare Collector’s Series
Lamplighter stories are much more than good and wholesome reading for the family. The inspiring role models found in Lamplighter books show a child that outward compliance alone will not carry a child through the stresses and disappointments soon to be faced in adolescence and adulthood, nor are they a substitute for faith in Christ. As we learn of perseverance, courage, loyalty, humility, these are qualities to emulate and pursue, but as children read in stories of others like them trying their best and falling short, they will powerfully learn their need for the gospel. Though life is often not easy, we can be confident that each disappointment and trial is designed by a loving God for our good.
Lamplighter books are carefully designed to draw children back to the Bible, to ensure that each story reflects the character of God. Often, key Scriptures are referenced so that they may be stored in a child’s heart. Lamplighter volumes are recognizable right away by their beautiful, high-quality bindings. But the other unique feature of a Lamplighter book, in contrast to other publications of the same title, is that the Lamplighter editions have been enhanced with helpful footnotes and woven with threads of Biblical truths that will be etched into an awakened moral conscience. These characteristics are what make our Lamplighter Collection so unique and highly valued.
The Lost Clue