A Classic Fictional Book for “Quest for Royals and Revolution”
Part of the Bonus 10-Title Ebook Set
Target Age Group: Grades 7 to 12
Type of Resource: Non-Consumable
This Classic Fictional Book
“Whence is that knocking? How is twith me when every sound appals me? I hear a knocking In the south entry! Hark !more knocking!” SHAKESPEARE.
The Hidden Hand is fraught with secrets from the past and full of mystery! Hurricane Hall is a large old family mansion, built of dark, red sandstone, in one of the loneliest and wildest of the mountain regions of Virginia. The estate is surrounded on three sides by a range of steep, gray rocks, spiked with clumps of dark evergreens, and called, from its horseshoe form, the Devil’s Hoof. On the fourth side the ground gradually descends in broken rock and barren soil to the edge of the wild mountain stream known as the Devil’s Run. When storms and floods were high, the loud roaring of the wild mountain gorges, and the terrific raging of the torrent over its rocky course, gave to this savage locality its ill-omened names of Devil’s Hoof, Devil’s Run and Hurricane Hall.
Major I R.A. Warfield, the lonely proprietor of the Hall, was a veteran officer, who, in disgust at what he supposed to be ill-requited services, had retired from public life to spend the evening of his vigorous age on this, his patrimonial estate. Here he lived in seclusion, with his old-fashioned housekeeper, Mrs. Condiment, and his old family servants and his favorite dogs and horses. Here his mornings were usually spent in the chase, in which he excelled, and his afternoons and evenings were occupied in small convivial suppers among his few chosen companions of the chase or the bottle.