The Rajah of Dah by Fenn

The Rajah of Dah

byFenn, George Manville

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Ned, a boy of sixteen, who has just left school, and who has been brought up by an uncle who is a naturalist and who is often away, begs that he may be allowed to come on the uncle's next expedition. By the way, how could he have been brought up by an uncle who was often away? Simple, he was placed as a boarder in thehouse of a local clergyman, who educated a few boys in his house: this was often the case in the nineteenth century. They get to somewhere in Burma, and travel up a river till they come to a settlement where there are some British. At that time Burma was a British Protectorate. The local Burmese ruler is an absurd and loathsome tyrant. Ned makes friends with a local English boy, Frank, and they have various adventures together, including the capture of an eighteen foot crocodile. However, the British people in the settlement fall out with the Rajah, who has his eye on a 21-year-old British girl, and wishes to add her to his harem. This is where the major perils begin. Some of the perils are similar to those in "The Middy and the Ensign",which is not surprising, as the action takes place in the same part of the world. According to Wikipedia: "George Manville Fenn (January 3, 1831, Pimlico - August 26, 1909, Isleworth) was a British writer. He worked as a teacher in Lincolnshire, until he became printer, editor and publisher of various magazines. He had eight children with his wife Susanna Leake, whom he had married in 1855. Most of his work consists of adventure stories for young readers, featuring Explorers, Smugglers, young Adventurers and Seamen. His adult novels offer critical social commentary on Victorian England, especially reconsidering economic questions."
Title:The Rajah of DahFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 10, 2015Publisher:B&R Samizdat ExpressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1455371807

ISBN - 13:9781455371808

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