Ballantyne was born in Edinburgh on 24 April 1825, the ninth of ten children and the youngest son, to Alexander Thomson Ballantyne (1776–1847) and his wife Anne (1786–1855). Alexander was a newspaper editor and printer in the family firm of "Ballantyne & Co" based at Paul's Works on the Canongate, and Robert's uncle James Ballantyne (1772–1833) was the printer for Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. [mehr][weniger]
"Have You Had Any Trouble With Diaz, Teddy?"
"The New Spanish Clown."
Teddy Tucker'S Face Grew Serious.
"What About Him, Phil?"
"That Is What I Am Asking you. Have You Had Any
Misunderstanding--Angry Words Or Anything of The Sort With Him?"
Persisted phil Forrest, With A Keen, Inquiring glance Into The
Face Of His Companion.
"Well, Maybe," Admitted the Circus Boy, With Evident Reluctance.
"What Made You Think I Had?"
"From The Way He Looked at You When You Were Standing in the
Paddock This Afternoon, Waiting for Your Cue To Go On."
"Huh! How Did He Look At Me?"
"As If He Had A Grudge Against You. There Was An Expression In
His Eyes That Said More Plainly Than Words, 'I'Ll Get Even With
You Yet, Young Man, You See If I Do Not.'"
"Wonderful!" Breathed teddy.
"What Do You Mean?"
"You Must Be A Mind Reader, Phil Forrest," Grumbled teddy,
Digging his Heel Into The Soft Turf Of The Circus Lot. "Can You
Read My Mind? If You Can, What Am I Thinking about Now?"
"You Are Thinking," Answered phil Slowly, "That You Will Make Me
Forget The Question I Asked you Just Now. You Are Thinking you
Would Rather Not Answer My Question." [mehr][weniger]
Big Mama is a mountain woman and she has a lot of kids and she is not married. her kids are accused of stealing off people in the community of Muddy Fork, the town folks called a special court session on the matter. take a read and find out what happen. [mehr][weniger]