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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. Butand#160;his rescue party is being followed, and Felix fears he and the children are being led into a trap.


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


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


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


1and#160; 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 landslideand#160;and#160;and#160; 1

2and#160; I return home and hear heartwarming news from a convent in Bilbao; Pedro and I prepare for another journey; strange tidings of Sancho the Spyand#160;and#160;and#160; 47

3and#160; Arrival at the Conventand#151;was it Juana? I take a dislike to the Reverend Mother; am received by Doand#241;a Conchitaand#8217;s parents; we receive permission to set outand#151;and do so with too much luggageand#160;and#160;and#160; 69

4and#160; Conversations with Doand#241;a Conchita; Juana and Sister Belen speak in Latin; a night at Irurzunand#160;and#160;and#160; 92

5and#160; 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 Ignacioand#8217;s chimney; I receive my sign from God; and hold a moonlit conversation with Juanaand#160;and#160;and#160; 113

6and#160; Trouble with the Escaroz horses; Pedro and I go to the monastery of San Juan; there we meet and#147;Figaroand#8221;; I return to Berdun; am surprised at the municipal arrangements for refuse; Doand#241;a Conchita objects to being carried in a lobster pot; more news of the fat manand#160;and#160;and#160; 141

7and#160; 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 Juanaand#160;176

8and#160; We meet Don Amador; a night in the cave; reappearance of Figaroand#160;and#160;and#160; 216

9and#160; Juanaand#8217;s decision; return to the castillo; terrible news; Don Manuel and his wife; Conchitaand#8217;s downfall; departure of Manuel and Figaroand#160;and#160;and#160; 237

10and#160; We leave the castillo; crossing the rope bridge; Pedro is shot; I become unconsciousand#160;and#160;and#160; 256

11and#160; 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 homeand#160;and#160;and#160; 272

12and#160; At Villaverde; the old ladies and their bird; good-bye to Grandfatherand#160;and#160;and#160; 302

13and#160; 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 conclusionand#160;and#160;and#160; 315

Afterwordand#160;and#160;and#160; 327

Reading Listand#160;and#160;and#160; 331

Product Details

Aiken, Joan
Harcourt Paperbacks
Historical - Europe
Adventure and adventurers
Action & Adventure
Spain History Ferdinand VII, 1813-1833.
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 7
Cover illustration by James Bernardin
6.88 x 4.19 in 0.42 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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