A Book of Escapes And Hurried Journeys

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A Book of Escapes and Hurried Journeys  (1922) 
by John Buchan
Sadly, the 8 illustrations by Archibald Stevenson Forrest (UK 1869-1963) will not be added. But worry not, they can be viewed (or downloaded) at Internet Archive

My aim has been to include the widest varieties of fateful and hasty journey, extending from the hundred yards or so of Lord Nithsdale's walk to the Tower Gate to the 4,000 miles of Lieutenants Parer and M'Intosh, from the ride of the obscure Dick King to the nights of princes, from the midsummer tragedy of Marie Antoinette to the winter comedy of Princess Clementina. —from the Preface


A BOOK of ESCAPES
AND HURRIED JOURNEYS

BY
JOHN BUCHAN

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS

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BOSTON AND NEW YORK
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY
The Riverside Press Cambridge

The Riverside Press
CAMBRIDGE . MASSACHUSETS
PRINTED IN THE U.S.A.

CONTENTS

LIST OF PLATES

  1. She followed Châteaudoux down the winding stairs and out into the Night Frontispiece
  2. Penderel took alarm and splashed through the water, followed by his King 64
  3. Then another man joined the first, lit a cigar, and the two walked off together 100
  4. A storm and a glimpse of two war-ships forced them to land 136
  5. He and his two horses did an average of not less than eighty miles a day 184
  6. Across the moor they saw two figures advancing 208
  7. A crowd of Arabs approaching with obviously hostile intent 232
  8. The sentries in the dim light were unsuspicious and let them pass 248

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1940, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.