Our guest blogger this evening is Mariel, age 13. She has written her own version of a publisher's blurb for the novel, _In Freedom's Cause_, by G.A. Henty.
In Freedom’s Cause is a book about honor, freedom, love, and loyalty. In the book, young Sir Archibald Forbes casts his lot in with that of the bold Scottish fugitive, William Wallace, and his brave band of wily outlaws. When Wallace is captured and killed, Sir Archie continues on, persuading Robert the Bruce to join Scotland’s side. Together, Bruce and Sir Archie roam about the south of Scotland, defending castles, whipping the English, and rescuing a damsel from a nunnery. Sir Archie falls in love with Marjory MacDougall, who turns out to be Mistress Mary Kerr, the sister of Archie’s dead enemy. Archie marries her nevertheless, proving that his love is faithful.
Later on, Sir Archie is captured by the English and sentenced to death, but helped by a friend, Marjory plots a daring rescue. Does she succeed? Or has Sir Archibald’s string, after escapes and battles, finally run out?