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by George Alfred Henty

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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.

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Comments: (6)

G.A. Henty is a commendable writer of historical fiction, but his various works can at times suffer from "sameness," due to the format that he uses. But in "Colonel Thorndyke' s Secret" Mr. Henty throws out the rulebook and writes a story widely different from those you're used to.

The story is set in the late 1700s to early 1800s England, or in other words, pre- industrialization. It follows the life of several diverse characters, such as a squire and also a highwayman.

Unlike most of G.A. Henty's novels this one tells both sides of the story between the protagonist and antagonist. Watch out! This story comes with several plot twists.

Some parts are easy to get bogged down in, but it's well worth finishing. I recommend that you do NOT read the foreword, as it's somewhat of a spoiler.
Fantastic book, I would recommend this to anyone. The twist at the end was so shocking and I was surprised I did not see it coming, all.I kept saying to myself was " I cannot believe it, I cannot believe it!" Read it you will not be disappointed. Daniel
I love old books like this. It's hard to "get into" the language of the day at first but the story is timeless and fun. The characters are interesting and I giggled a lot about the ladies having to rest so much.
It's not his best book, but it was still an exciting story.
It was a very interesting read which kept you interested all the way right to the end of the book
Another great story by G. A. Henty, totally different from his typical book. This is a detective story with a mystery plot that is thrilling. Five stars.
Colonel Thorndyke's Secret download epub
Author: George Alfred Henty
ISBN: 1434646378
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: BiblioBazaar (August 20, 2007)
Pages: 326 pages