The Robber’s Cave
It all happened so quickly! Before they realized what happened, Horace’s ankles were locked in chains, preventing him from rescuing his terrified mother as she was dragged away by their captors. She had only four days to return with the answer that could save her son! The days that followed showed Horace how God’s light can penetrate the darkest evil. The Robber’s Cave is a breathtaking family experience!
Themes: prayer, deliverance, God’s provision, victory over evil with the truth. Originally written in 1862.
“I read this aloud to my 9 yr old son, and we loved it and hung on every word. Many nights we read past bedtime because we couldn’t put it down. My 12 yr old also read it on his own and enjoyed it. This is a keeper that I’ll want to reread and recommend to friends!” — Tracey, Honeoye, NY
“Any book written by A. L. O. E. is bound to be good, and The Robber’s Cave is no exception. In this exciting book full of outlaws and dark caves, Horace Cleveland learns to trust God, honor and respect his mother, and comes to realize his duties as a “sworn solider of Christ”. While in the robber’s cave, Horace meets and is befriended by the brother of one of the outlaws, Raphael, who I personally think is one of the most significant persons in the whole story. Raphael is a wonderful role model, his loving kindness for his wayward brother is very touching and his faith in God is unshakable. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good story. Both boys and girls, men and woman will enjoy it and learn from its pages!” — Heather, El Paso, Texas
About the Author
Charlotte Maria Tucker, an English author wrote under the pseudonym A. L. O. E. (a Lady of England). She was born in 1821 , the daughter of Henry St. George Tucker, a distinguished official of the East India Company. Charlotte was educated at home, and it was not until her father’s death in 1851 that she engaged in her literary career. Until her death, Charlotte wrote many books for children and dedicated the proceeds to charity. Most of her stories were allegories with clear moral teaching. She seriously fell ill for a second time and was soon buried on December 5, 1893 . There is an inscription to her memory which states that she was a women of much energy and determination.
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.