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By Pike And Dyke: A Tale Of The Rise Of The Dutch Republic

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In this story Mr. Henty traces the adventures and brave deeds of an English boy in the household of the ablest man of his age - William the Silent. Edward Martin, the son of an English sea-captain, enters the service of the Prince as a volunteer, and is employed by him in many dangerous and responsible missions, in the discharge of which he passes through the great sieges ...more
Published by Preston-Speed Publications (first published 1889)
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good adventure story about a boy set during the Dutch war of independence. Very readable.
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George Alfred Henty began his storytelling career with his own children. After dinner, he would spend and hour or two in telling them a story that would continue the next day. Some stories took weeks! A friend was present one day and watched the spell-bound reaction of his children suggesting Henty write down his stories so others could enjoy them. He did. Henty wrote approximately 144 books in ad ...more
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