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An edition of The Ransom of Red Chief (1918)

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An edition of The Ransom of Red Chief (1918)

The ransom of Red Chief

[1st ed.]
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Publisher
Hawthorn Books
Language
English
Pages
48

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Two men kidnap a mischievous boy and request a large ransom for his return.

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Cover of: The Ransom of Red Chief
The Ransom of Red Chief
August 1, 1995, Pages Publishing Group
Paperback in English
Cover of: The ransom of Red Chief
The ransom of Red Chief
1980, Creative Education
in English
Cover of: The ransom of Red Chief
The ransom of Red Chief
1970, Hawthorn Books
in English - [1st ed.]
Cover of: The ransom of Red Chief

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Published in

New York

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1907

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
[Fic]
Library of Congress
PZ7.P834 Ra7

The Physical Object

Pagination
[48] p.
Number of pages
48

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL4437859M
Internet Archive
ransomofredchief00henr
LCCN
79092641
Library Thing
890215

First Sentence

"SAM [AS NARRATOR]: It looked like a good thing: but wait'll I tell you."

Work Description

Two small-time criminals, Bill and Sam, kidnap Johnny, the 10-year-old red-haired son of an important citizen named Ebenezer Dorset, and hold him for ransom. But the moment they arrive at their hideout with the boy, the plan begins to unravel. Calling himself "Red Chief", the boy proceeds to drive his captors to distraction with his unrelenting chatter, malicious pranks, and demands that they play wearying games with him. The criminals write a ransom letter to the boy's father, lowering the ransom from two thousand dollars to fifteen hundred at Bill's suggestion. The father, who knows his son well and realizes how intolerable he will be to his captors and how desirous they will soon be to rid themselves of the delinquent child, rejects their demand and offers to take the boy off their hands if they pay him. The men hand over the money and the howling boy – who had actually been happier being away from his stricter father and thus does not want to be "rescued" from his more-lenient captors – and flee after the father threatens to turn his son loose on them. (Wikipedia)

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