A sailor carrying a small baby is seen to enter the Thurstley Ship, a wayside inn between Goldaming and Portsmouth, where he meets three men, who follow him from the inn and murder and rob him. The baby and dead man are found later by Jonas Kink (the broom-squire), so called because he is one of a settlement of squatters whose chief industry is broom-making. Eventually Mehetabel the foundling marries Jonas, and her interesting history thereafter is given, and many local superstitions of the time (1786) are introduced. [mehr][weniger]
William Gordon Stables MD, CM. RN (21 May 1840 – 10 May 1910) was a Scottish-born medical doctor in the Royal Navy and a prolific author of adventure fiction, primarily for boys.
William Gordon Stables was born in Aberchirder, in Banffshire (now part of Aberdeenshire). After studying medicine at the University of Aberdeen, he served as a surgeon in the Royal Navy. He came ashore in 1875, and settled in Twyford, Berkshire, in England. [mehr][weniger]
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Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr (March 29, 1831 – March 10, 1919) was a British novelist.
She was born on March 29, 1831 in Ulverston, Lancashire, England as Amelia Edith Huddleston to Reverend William Huddleston.
In 1850 she married William Barr, and four years later they migrated to the United States and settled in Galveston, Texas where her husband and three of their six children died of yellow fever in 1867. [mehr][weniger]