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A hesitant smuggler (Francis Andrews) informs on his colleagues, precipitating a violent confrontation that leaves a customs official dead and Francis fleeing for safety. He comes across a remote country cottage inhabited by a widow (Elizabeth) with whom he strikes up a caring relationship, protecting her from gossiping villagers.
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After a brief encounter with the chief smuggler (Carlyon), Francis is persuaded by Elizabeth to testify against his fellow smugglers in court. He does so, but his testimony does not bring about the intended outcome. The smugglers, cleared of any wrongdoing, pledge to seek revenge on him by harming Elizabeth.

Francis returns to the cottage and informs Elizabeth of the impending danger, but before either of them have time to prepare they are ambushed by the smugglers, determined to exact retribution.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1600-1899 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   stolen goods organization

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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