THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS by JOHN BUCHAN TO THOMAS ARTHUR NELSON (LOTHIAN AND BORDER HORSE) My Dear Tommy, You and I have long cherished an affection for that elemental type of tale which Americans call the ‘dime novel’ and which we know as the ‘shocker’–the romance where the incidents defy the probabilities, and march just inside
This Etext prepared by Mary Starr THE PATH OF THE KING by John Buchan TO MY WIFE I DEDICATE THESE CHAPTERS FIRST READ BY A COTSWOLD FIRE CONTENTS PROLOGUE 1. HIGHTOWN UNDER SUNFELL 2. THE ENGLISHMAN 3. THE WIFE OF FLANDERS 4. EYES OF YOUTH 5. THE MAID 6. THE WOOD OF LIFE 7. EAUCOURT
Produced by Charles Aldarondo, Charles Aldarondo, Carol David and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. SALUTE TO ADVENTURERS BY JOHN BUCHAN TO MAJOR-GENERAL THE HON. SIR REGINALD TALBOT, K.C.B. I tell of old Virginian ways; And who more fit my tale to scan Than you, who knew in far-off days The eager horse of Sheridan; Who
PRESTER JOHN JOHN BUCHAN TO LIONEL PHILLIPS Time, they say, must the best of us capture, And travel and battle and gems and gold No more can kindle the ancient rapture, For even the youngest of hearts grows old. But in you, I think, the boy is not over; So take this medley of ways
This etext was created by Jo Churcher, Scarborough, Ontario (email@example.com) MR STANDFAST JOHN BUCHAN TO THAT MOST GALLANT COMPANY THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN INFANTRY BRIGADE on the Western Front CONTENTS PART I 1. The Wicket-Gate 2. ‘The Village Named Morality’ 3. The Reflections of a Cured Dyspeptic 4. Andrew Amos 5.
This etext was produced by Edward White and proofed by Robert F. Jaffe and Kirsten Tozer. HUNTINGTOWER BY JOHN BUCHAN To W. P. Ker. If the Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford has not forgotten the rock whence he was hewn, this simple story may give an hour of entertainment. I offer it
GREENMANTLE by JOHN BUCHAN To Caroline Grosvenor During the past year, in the intervals of an active life, I have amused myself with constructing this tale. It has been scribbled in every kind of odd place and moment – in England and abroad, during long journeys, in half-hours between graver tasks; and it bears, I