Colonel Thorndyke's Secret download epub
by George Alfred Henty
Excerpt from book: in one groove fo. .the last twenty years, and don't care about changing it. You wished me to do so ten years ago, and I declined then, and the ten years have not made me more desirous of change than I was before. All right; think it over. Please send Ramoo in to me; I have tired myself in talking.
Squire Thorndyke, of the Manor House of Crawley, was, on the 1st of September; 1782, walking up and down the little terrace in front of the quaint old house in an unusually disturbed mood. He was a man of forty three or four, stoutly and strongly built, and inclined to be portly. Save the loss of his wife four years before, there had been but little to ruffle the easy tenor of his life.
A British soldier serving in India has stolen a diamond bracelet from a Hindu idol. The bracelet comes into the possession of Colonel Thorndyke, who is subsequently sent home to England, where he dies of wounds received and bequeaths the bracelet to his relatives, having told his brother about it, but not its location. Meanwhile, the theft has caused a stir in India, and the Hindu faithful regard it as their religious duty to reclaim the jewel at any cost. Also published under the title: "The Brahmin's Treasure".
John Thorndyke opened the shutters of the parlor window, and stepped out into the garden alone, for the Rector was too unnerved and shattered to go out with him, but threw himself on the sofa, completely prostrated. Half an hour later the Squire re-entered the room. The morning was just beginning to break.
Colonel thorndyke's secret. Publisher's introduction. By G. A. (George Alfred) Henty. Through Three Campaigns: A Story of Chitral, Tirah and Ashanti. A Girl of the Commune. Wulf the Saxon: A Story of the Norman Conquest. In the Irish Brigade: A Tale of War in Flanders and Spain. A Jacobite Exile Being the Adventures of a Young Englishman in the Service of Charles the Twelfth of Sweden.
Squire Thorndyke, of the Manor House of Crawley, was, on the 1st of September; 1782, walking up and down the little . At the age of thirty-three Squire Thorndyke married the daughter of a neighboring landowner; a son was born and three years later Mrs. Thorndyke died. Since then the Squire had led a more retired life; he still went down to smoke his pipe at the inn parlor, but he gave up his visits to town; and cock fights, and even bull baiting, were no longer attractions to him.
George Alfred Henty - dans les années 1890 George Alfred Henty (8 décembre 1832 – 16 novembre 1902) est un prolifique romancier anglais, correspondant de guerre et partisan de l expansion coloniale.
by George Alfred Henty. Squire Thorndyke, of the Manor House of Crawley, was, on the 1st of September; 1782, walking up and down the little terrace in front of the quaint old house in an unusually disturbed mood.
Colonel Thorndyke's Secret (aka The Brahmin's Treasure (USA)). The Golden Cañon and The Stone Chest, or The Secret of Cedar Island, (The Stone Chest is a filler title, not by Henty) (2-in-1 book). A March on London: Being a Story of Wat Tyler's Insurrection.