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This was a good Henty novel. It had adventure, character building, good morals, and some interesting facts about 14th C. Venice. Henty's stories tend to move along, and this one fit the mold nicely. It is a good boy's novel, but adults can profit from it as well.
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...