Mattie and the Highwaymen

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BlacknBlue Press UK, 2003 - 258페이지
In the 1840s most highwaymen are hanging up their riding boots and putting away their pistols. But there is just time for one last gang of misfit ruffians to attack nervous travellers as they pass through Harewood forest in Hampshire And so it is that

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The Highwaymen
5
Lord and Lady
16
Workus Brats
26
Trapped
34
No Mitchin
47
Some Argufyin
55
Plots and Proverbs
68
Rafty Lessons
75
Skisin Off
135
Ancient History
146
Tricksy Little Game
155
Final Meal
161
Lump Emmet Hump
171
A Strange Homecoming
181
Hard Decisions
191
Revelations
208

The Danger of a Little Gold
83
The Lives of the Poor
103
The Workhouse
114
Nobbut Hard Work
122
A Longawaited Bonfire
223
Historical comment
228
Hampshire dialect
229
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