Hutcheson, John Conroy (1840 - 1897 ),: Picked up at Sea or, the Gold Miners of Minturne Creek
Book Number: 0223417
Blackie & Son Ltd, London, No date. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Rowland Hilder. Reprint. 400 g; 160 pages with black-and-white frontispiece illustration. Colour illustrated dust jacket, with full panel illustration on the front panel, and a smaller illustration of the spine. Rubbing and chipping to both top and bottom edges, with several short tears which have had sticky tape used to reinforce them. The following description was found on the Web " This is good book, well written, and interesting throughout. It starts off at sea, aboard the Susan Jane, when a piece of floating wreckage is seen. A body is found on it, that of a boy of fifteen or so, badly injured, and struck dumb, and apparently unaware of what is going on. Yet when Seth, one of the men on board, is in danger, the boy springs to his aid. When they get to America it is time for the vessel to have a full refit, so some of the crew and the only passenger, Mr. Rawlings, together with the boy, now known as Sailor Bill, go off to work a mine that Rawlings has bought. Eventually, after all sorts of adventures and misadventures, the boy recovers his senses, and recognises a man and a dog in the camp as old family friends. The dog, of course, had previously mystified the camp by apparently recognising the boy, but this had been put down to a doggy sympathy with those not so well mentally endowed. The mine is successful, and all go home as wealthy as they could wish. " . Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Rowland Hilder. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Childrens; Inventory No: 0223417.