Guess a Quote (12.03.12)

Question MarkHello everyone! Can you believe that December is here? Even more impressive, it seems I stumped everyone with last week’s quote. 😉 The quote came from The Lost Clue.

This week we’ll find out how many G.A. Henty fans are among the readers. Here’s the quote.

The village of Glen Cairn was situated in a valley in the broken country lying to the west of Pentland Hills, some fifteen miles north of the town of Lanark, and the country around it was wild and picturesque.

Now you know the author and the setting of the book, so it’s your turn to tell me the title. Happy guessing!

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  1. Maiden-in-Waiting

     /  December 3, 2012

    No, I can hardly believe it’s the first week of December – and Advent! The weather isn’t convinced it’s that late in the year either, it’s in the mid fifties here today!

    Oh… I never read the Lost Clue (you caught me again Leah!) But I’m fairly positive I’ve read this one. “In Freedom’s Cause” – right? That was the first Henty book I read, and (sorry Jonathan) the one I liked the least. Too many stats, and battles and dates and numbers of weapons for my taste… The story line was good, but it felt long towards the middle.

    By the way, Leah, that’s a very lovely picture of yourself on the sidebar – where are you? The Alps or something? 😀 (still carrying your trusty bag with everything but the kitchen sink I see – unless you’ve stuffed more into it and now it DOES have the kitchen sink… 😛 Sorry. I’m such a tease)

    If you or anyone else is hunting for Scarlet Pimpernel sequels, I found an entire site dedicated to Pimpernel Paraphanalia; Sink meh, m’dear! But if you’ll be up to your cravat in Pimpernel things! Odds fish, how delightful! 😀 And yes, they do have ebooks of nearly ALL the sequels! Here it is: Enjoy!

    • You got the quote right. To tell you the truth, I haven’t read the book the quote is from. Jonathan left the book in my room, so when I was trying to think up a quote, I saw the book lying there, opened to the first page, and typed. 😛

      I’m glad you like the picture. It was taken in the Canadian Rockies. Revelstoke National Park, I believe. And, yes, the trusty old Lahu bag. I still haven’t figured out how to get the kitchen sink into it, though.

      Ah, you’ve discovered my secret. 🙂 Okay, it’s not really my secret. I found it a week or two ago when I was trying to figure out what order the books go in.

  2. Marli Renee

     /  December 3, 2012

    Ah, I haven’t read enough Henty! If you hadn’t hinted at it being him, I would have said it was from The Scottish Chiefs…

    I haven’t read it, so I’m cheating on this one, but is it ‘In Freedom’s Cause?’ – just ran down to look at our bookshelf, and that’s the only Henty book we have that takes place in Scotland. Have to put it on my reading list for next summer!


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