by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Kidnapped is an adventure novel based on the real life incidents of Scottish written by Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson, a Scottish writer with numerous literary contributions through the forms of novels, poems and essays, notable among them are The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Treasure Island and Kidnapped.

After the death of his parents, David Balfour, a young man is on his way to meet his uncle Ebenezer Balfour. On his way he hears allegations from many people about Ebenezer’s home and his underworld activities. David reaches his uncle’s home and witness the house is small and unfinished. David realizes that as his father is elder than his uncle, he could inherit properties legally.

One dark night Ebenezer is asking David to climb the terrace without candle or lamp. He could witness that the terrace and the way sides are unfinished and end abruptly. He comes to the conclusion that his uncle has planned to kill him by making the death as an accident in the terrace and end up avoiding him claim of inheritance.

The next day Ebenezer asking David to accompany him to a ship for a business deal. After few minutes, Ebenezer exiting from the ship and David realize it that, he has been kidnapped by his uncle. In the ship, he is encountered with cruel captain and crew and witness unfair killings of the crew by the captain. He also encounter with Alan Breck, who has been inside the ship under similar circumstances of David.

In the preceding incidents the crew is shipwrecked and only David and Alan survives and reach an Island though in different period. The rest of the story is narrated as how David and Alan helping each other to solve their problems and at the end David claim his inheritance.