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The Battle

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The sequel to The Giant Killer. Through circumstances beyond their control, the Roby family finds themselves separated, left to fend for themselves through unforeseen trials. Will they skillfully wield the sword as they had been taught? Jostled in the rough thoroughfare of the world, Aleck is forced to obey promptly, act decidedly, and expose himself fearlessly and freely....more
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Published 2009 by Lamplighter Publishing (first published 1857)
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Rachel
My sister and I have been reading this sequel to "The Giant Killer" in the last few months. It's taken us so long because we were finding time to read it together. We finally finished it though!

Here we follow the Roby family once more as well as their cousins Constantine and Adolphis Probyn. But sadness and misfortune has struck this beloved family and they must now face an even greater trial. As the family is separated they must each take up their battle against pride, rebellion, selfishness, a...more
Jessica
The Battle (sequel to A.L.O.E.'s book, "The Giant Killer") was the continued story of the Roby and Probyn families. In this book, a terrible event causes the Roby family to move and live in different homes. The mother, in order to help provide for her children, starts work as a governess while her son Aleck becomes a sailor and her daughter Bertha is sent to live with her aunt and grandfather.

I would actually give this book a 4.5 star rating because I didn't enjoy it quite as much as "the Giant...more
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Charlotte Maria Tucker, English author, who wrote under the pseudonym A.L.O.E. (a Lady of England), was the daughter of Henry St George Tucker (1771-1851), a distinguished official of the British East India Company. From 1852 till her death she wrote many stories for children, most of them allegories with an obvious moral, and devoted the proceeds to charity. In 1875 she left England for India to...more
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