‘I had two intimates, ever with me, my past and my future.’
But as the Albimre sailed slowly on towards Africa’s infamous slave coast, his past and future seemed equally grim to young Edward Mansell.
Condemned for a crime he never committed, hanged, cut down for dead, and saved at the last moment, his hopes of becoming a famous doctor had almost vanished, and all the hazards of Africa lay before him. The terrible, fascinating continent to which Ned’s fate had led him was to jolt him out of the despair he had sunk into. First of all, he had to outwit a plot, hatched by the ship’s ofﬁcers, to sell him into slavery. Then he was to discover the land of the Kranois — a mysterious race of white Africans — take part in their war against the fearsome M’gai tribe, and prove himself a truly courageous man of action. And one day, far in the future, he was to return to England to find out whether the shadow of the gallows still hung over him...
This ﬁne tale (slightly abridged from the original) by a master storyteller is the sequel to Dead Ned, also published in Pufﬁns.
For readers of twelve and over.
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