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Now eighteen, Felix sets out across the mountains of Spain to rescue three children kidnapped by their father. Along the way, he hopes to see his true love, Juana, who has entered a convent. But his rescue party is being followed, and Felix fears he and the children are being led into a trap.

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The third book in an adventure trilogy set in the early nineteenth century

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The third book in an adventure trilogy set in the early nineteenth century

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Theand#160;third book in an adventure trilogy set in the earlyand#160;nineteenth century

About the Author

Joan Aiken, daughter of the American writer Conrad Aiken, was born in Rye, Sussex, England, and has written more than sixty books for children, including The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

Table of Contents

Chapters

1  In which I receive a message from home; travel with Pedro; am followed by Sancho the Spy; see a spoiled child and her fat father; give our pursuers the slip; and witness a fearsome landslide    1

2  I return home and hear heartwarming news from a convent in Bilbao; Pedro and I prepare for another journey; strange tidings of Sancho the Spy    47

3  Arrival at the Convent—was it Juana? I take a dislike to the Reverend Mother; am received by Doña Conchitas parents; we receive permission to set out—and do so with too much luggage    69

4  Conversations with Doña Conchita; Juana and Sister Belen speak in Latin; a night at Irurzun    92

5  We pass through Pamplona; the fat man again; I ask God for a sign; arrival at Berdun; the unaccountable scream; the mysterious creature in Don Ignacios chimney; I receive my sign from God; and hold a moonlit conversation with Juana    113

6  Trouble with the Escaroz horses; Pedro and I go to the monastery of San Juan; there we meet “Figaro”; I return to Berdun; am surprised at the municipal arrangements for refuse; Doña Conchita objects to being carried in a lobster pot; more news of the fat man    141

7  Arrival at the rope bridge; the bear; Pedro stunned; I encounter little Pilar on a cliff; Don Manuel and his children; the book; I carry a letter to Juana 176

8  We meet Don Amador; a night in the cave; reappearance of Figaro    216

9  Juanas decision; return to the castillo; terrible news; Don Manuel and his wife; Conchitas downfall; departure of Manuel and Figaro    237

10  We leave the castillo; crossing the rope bridge; Pedro is shot; I become unconscious    256

11  In the tartana; little Pilar makes herself useful; arrival at Berdun; a use for the rubbish chute; we find a doctor; we return to Bilbao, where I receive bad news from home    272

12  At Villaverde; the old ladies and their bird; good-bye to Grandfather    302

13  Sister Milagros gives me her message at last; a surprise in the infirmary; a surprise from the Reverend Mother; our affairs are brought to a conclusion    315

Afterword    327

Reading List    331

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152060701
Author:
Aiken, Joan
Publisher:
Harcourt Paperbacks
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
History
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Spain History Ferdinand VII, 1813-1833.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Cover illustration by James Bernardin
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.88 x 4.19 in 0.42 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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