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By Pike And Dyke: A Tale Of The Rise Of The Dutch Republic
by G.A. Henty
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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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 ...moreMore about G.A. Henty...