The Child of the Moat

Ian Bernard Stoughton HOLBORN (1872 - 1935)

Ian Holborn (professor of archaeology and a writer) was on board the RMS Lusitania when it was torpedoed, and as it sank he rescued a 12 year old girl named Avis Dolphin. She later complained that books for girls were not very interesting, so he decided to write one for her "as thrilling as any book written for boys!" This book is dedicated to her.

From the Preface: This story is not written for grown-ups, and if they want to know why it begins with such a gruesome first chapter, let them ask the children. Children like the horrors first and the end all bright. Many grown-ups like the tragedy at the end. But perhaps the children are right and the grown-ups are standing on their heads. - Summary by Beth Thomas

Genre(s): Action & Adventure

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1: Hate Beth Thomas
00:13:21
Play 02 Chapter 2: Secrets Jennifer Dallman
00:30:05
Play 03 Chapter 3: Hate and Love Trish E. Matson
00:48:20
Play 04 Chapter 4: The Prisoner Kate Follis
00:47:35
Play 05 Chapter 5: The Thief Terah Tucker
00:26:35
Play 06 Chapter 6: Bitterness Kate Follis
00:16:31
Play 07 Chapter 7: Death Kate Follis
00:12:22
Play 08 Chapter 8: Remorse larryhayes7
00:09:43
Play 09 Chapter 9: The Judgement Kate Follis
00:20:19
Play 10 Chapter 10: The Packman's Visit Kate Follis
00:28:07
Play 11 Chapter 11: Swords and Questionings Kate Follis
00:32:53
Play 12 Chapter 12: ''Moll O'the Graves'' Kate Follis
00:19:28
Play 13 Chapter 13: Coming Events Cast Shadows Kalynda
00:22:34
Play 14 Chapter 14: Goodbye Trish E. Matson
00:14:17
Play 15 Chapter 15: The Terror of the Mist Phil Chenevert
00:20:42
Play 16 Chapter 16: A Desperate Task Kate Follis
00:34:37
Play 17 Chapter 17: Carlisle Jennifer Wysk
00:13:44
Play 18 Chapter 18: A Diplomatic Victory Trish E. Matson
00:39:29
Play 19 Chapter 19: The Loss larryhayes7
00:12:05
Play 20 Chapter 20: Persecution larryhayes7
00:11:18
Play 21 Chapter 21: Torture Trish E. Matson
00:43:35
Play 22 Chapter 22: To the Rescue Cari Shorrock
00:29:44
Play 23 Chapter 23: A Duel to the Death Cari Shorrock
00:17:52
Play 24 Chapter 24: A Ride in Vain Cari Shorrock
00:17:38
Play 25 Chapter 25: Amazing Discoveries Kate Follis
00:27:53
Play 26 Chapter 26: The Battle of Liddisdale Devorah Allen
00:13:59
Play 27 Chapter 27: The Birthday Party Kate Follis
00:45:20
Play 28 Chapter 28: The Last Adventure linny
00:20:41
Play 29 Chapter 29: A Tale of a Tub linny
00:24:39
Play 30 Chapter 30: The Great Iron Chest and Afterword linny
00:14:44