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Moonfleet

John Meade Falkner (1858-1932)

1. 01 – IN MOONFLEET VILLAGE
2. 02 – THE FLOODS
3. 03 – A DISCOVERY
4. 04 – IN THE VAULT
5. 05 – IN THE VAULT – Part 02
6. 06 – THE RESCUE
7. 07 – AN ASSAULT
8. 08 – AN AUCTION
9. 09 – THE LANDING
10. 10 – A JUDGEMENT
11. 11 – THE ESCAPE
12. 12 – THE ESCAPE – Part 02
13. 13 – THE SEA-CAVE
14. 14 – A FUNERAL
15. 15 – A FUNERAL – Part 02
16. 16 – AN INTERVIEW
17. 17 – THE WELL-HOUSE
18. 18 – THE WELL
19. 19 – THE JEWEL
20. 20 – THE JEWEL – Part 02
21. 21 – AT YMEGUEN
22. 22 – IN THE BAY
23. 23 – ON THE BEACH
24. 24 – ON THE BEACH – Part 02

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Summary

The novel is set in a fishing village in Dorset during the mid 18th century. The story concerns a 15 year old orphan boy, John Trenchard, who becomes friends with an older man who turns out to be the leader of a gang of smugglers.One night John chances on the smugglers’ store in the crypt beneath the church. He explores but hides behind a coffin when he hears voices. He finds a locket which contains a parchment, in the coffin belonging to Colonel Mohune. Unfortunately after the visitors leave, he finds himself trapped inside, and is only rescued two days later when two of the smugglers, Ratsey, the sexton and Elzevir Block, the innkeeper of the Why Not?, the local pub, investigate his disappearance. His aunt insists he leaves her house and Elzevir Block takes him in to live at the pub.

Reviews

Bernie

- Moonfleet

The story is OK, however a little simple in some respects. The narrators a generally good, though the last two are a shock after so many very good chapters of a single narrator.