Tom Brixton and Fred Westly have always been best friends. Before they left England to dig gold in Oregon, Fred promised Tom's mother that he would do his best to keep her rowdy son out of trouble. So when Tom falls in with the wrong crowd, and his newfound gambling addiction throws him into a life on the run, Fred is left to do all he can to save his friend. Ballantyne's lively prose and captivating plot make this novel perfect for fans of Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book.'
Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825 — 1894) was a Scottish author. Born into a family of famous printers and publishers, his expertise was juvenile fiction, and he wrote over 100 hugely successful books in this genre. The most notable of these include ‘The Coral Island’, ‘The Eagle Cliff’, and ‘The Gorilla Hunters’. Famed for his tendency to fully immerse himself into the environment of whichever story he was working on, his lively prose is unmissable for those who enjoyed Matt Haig’s ‘The Midnight Library’.