The adventures of the son of a Scotch officer in French service who had
secretly married the daughter of a noble. The boy, brought up by a
Glasgow bailie, is arrested for aiding a Jacobite agent, escapes in a Dutch
ship, is wrecked on the French coast, reaches Paris, and serves with the
French army at Dettingen. Having discovered the convent in which his
mother is imprisoned, he establishes communication with her, and succeeds
in obtaining through Marshal Saxe the release of both his parents. He
kills his father's foe in a duel, and escaping to the coast, shares the adventures
of Prince Charlie, but finally settles happily in Scotland.
"Ronald, the hero, is very like the
hero of Quentin Durward. For freshness
of treatment and variety of incident,
Mr. Henty has here surpassed
"A historical romance of the best
quality. Mr. Henty has written many
more sensational stories than Bonnie
Prince Charlie but never a more artistic
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