The Iron Horse

R. M. BALLANTYNE (1825 - 1894)

“Is that your bundle, sir?” repeated Mr Blunt a little louder. “Eh? yes, yes—all right,” replied Edwin, annoyed at the interruption, and thinking only of Emma Lee, to whom he turned, and went on—“Well, when Colonel Jones had scaled the first wall—” “Come, sir,” said Blunt, entering the carriage, and laying his hand on Edwin’s shoulder, “it’s not all right. This is another man’s property.” The youth turned round indignantly, and, with a flushed countenance, said, “What do you mean?” “I mean that you are travelling with another man’s property,” said Blunt, quietly pointing to the strapped rug. “That is not my property,” said Edwin, looking at it with a perplexed air, “I never said it was.” “Didn’t you though?” exclaimed Blunt, with an appealing look to the captain. “Didn’t you say, when I asked you, ‘Yes, it’s all right.’ Moreover, young man, if it’s not yours, why did you bring it into the carriage with you?” “I did not bring it into the carriage,” said Edwin, firmly, and with increasing indignation. “I came down to this train with a lady, who is now in it, and who can vouch for it that I brought no luggage of any kind with me. I—” (Summary by Author)

Genre(s): Children's Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Treats of the Engine-Driver’s House and Household Susan Morin
Play 02 The Driver Visits a Little Elderly Gentlewoman and Prepares the Iron Horse for Action Susan Morin
Play 03 In which the Widow holds Converse with a Captain, makes the Acquaintance of a Young Man, and receives a Telegraphic Shock, which ends in a Railway Journey Susan Morin
Play 04 A Double Dilemma and its Consequences Lynne T
Play 05 An Accident and its Consequences Dave Wills
Play 06 History of the Iron Horse Part 1 Dave Wills
Play 07 History of the Iron Horse Part 2 Dave Wills
Play 08 Little Gertie comes out in a New Light, and Bob Receives Good News Lynne T
Play 09 Mrs Marrot and Bob Visit the Great Clatterby “Works" Part 1 AlaynaMay
Play 10 Mrs Marrot and Bob Visit the Great Clatterby “Works" Part 2 Lynne T
Play 11 Concerning Domestic Economy and Difficulties—Surprises and Explanations Adele de Pignerolles
Play 12 Sharp Practice Adele de Pignerolles
Play 13 Sharp Practice—Continued Natalie G Koval
Play 14 Loo’s Garden Lynne T
Play 15 Treats of Railway Literature, Sleepy Porters, Crowded Platforms, Foolish Passengers, Dark Plotters, Lively Shawls, and Other Matters ToddHW
Play 16 16 - Which is too Full of Varied Matter to be Briefly Described Part 1 ToddHW
Play 17 Which is too Full of Varied Matter to be Briefly Described Part 2 ToddHW
Play 18 Treats of Mrs Durby’s Lost Parcel in Particular, and of Lost-Luggage in General Natalie G Koval
Play 19 Describes Engineering Difficulties, a Perplexing Case, and a Harmonious Meeting Jon Smith
Play 20 Gertie is Mysteriously cared for—Sam Natly Dines under Difficulties in Connexion with the Block System Adele de Pignerolles
Play 21 A Soirée Wildly Interrupted, and Followed up by Surprising Revelations Adele de Pignerolles
Play 22 A Run-away Locomotive Lynne T
Play 23 A Nest “Harried" Lynne T
Play 24 The Diamond Ring and the Railway Clearing-House Iscah
Play 25 Mrs Tipps goes on a Journey, and meets a Gentleman who, with much Assurance, comments freely on Insurance Lynne T
Play 26 Details a Terrible Accident Adele de Pignerolles
Play 27 Results of the Accident Sarah Holtz
Play 28 The Last Jay Wills