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The Ruby of Kishmoor

Howard Pyle

Book Overview: 

The Ruby of Kishmoor tells the adventure of Jonathan Rugg. A mysterious woman masked behind a veil of silver. She gives Jonathan a small ball covered in beautiful markings. The ivory ball is cursed. Jonathan must defend himself against the attacks of several pirates.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .I of a mind to escape, I might, without boasting, declare my belief that I should be able to push my way past even a better man than thy large friend who stands so threateningly in front of yonder gate."

At these words the negress broke into so prodigious a grin that, in the moonlight, it appeared as though the whole lower part of her face had been transformed into shining teeth. "You be a brave Buckra," says she, in her gibbering English. "You come wid Melina, and Melina take you to pretty lady, who want you to eat supper wid her."

Thereupon, and allowing our hero no opportunity to decline this extraordinary invitation, even had he been of a mind to do so, she took him by the hand, and led him toward the large and imposing house which commanded the garden. "Indeed," says Jonathan to himself, as he followed his sable guide—himself followed in turn by the gigantic negro—"indeed, I am like to have my fill of adventure, if anything is. . . Read More

Community Reviews

A short read, but just the thing to fill a rainy afternoon. I am an ardent admirer of Howard Pyle, both as a writer and artist, and this story only added to my respect. (It's not often that an individual is masterful in both writing and art - but Pyle is an exception. Art was his greater gift, bu...more

Jonathan Rugg, the hero, is one unique man. Loyal and trustworthy.

His unexpected adventure showed his bravery and courage. He had the strength to fight of evil even if he knew he had what it takes to be one. Much like Harry Potter. :b

So bizarre and shorter than I anticipated, but enjoyable.

I'm really enjoying reading Howard Pyle. I believe he's a lost treasure of Am. Adolescent Lit.