Project Gutenberg for Westward Ho --
And because now you are curious about Water Babies --
Written by a Church of England priest during the 19th century, there are times where this reads like simply anti-catholic propaganda, but if you can get past that, you'll be rewarded with a brilliant story, unique, clear characters and a wonderful history lesson.
Well worth the read, despite its faults.
He was educated at Helston Grammar School before studying at King's College London, and the University of Cambridge. Charles entered Magdalene College, Cambridge in 1838, and graduated in 1842. He chose to pursue a ministry in the church....more