Oxford Bookworms Library STAGE 3, 1000 Headwords, Word count: 12.435 Selected readers of State 3 are available on Audio-CD. Topic: THRILLER & ADVENTURE
The Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751
Robert Louis Stevenson (Retold by Clare West)
'I ran to the side of the ship. "Help, help! Murder!" I screamed, and my uncle slowly turned to look at me. I did not see any more. Already strong hands were pulling me away. Then something hit my head; I saw a great flash of fire, and fell to the ground . . .'
And so begin David Balfour's adventures. He is kidnapped, taken to sea, and meets many dangers. He also meets a friend, Alan Breck. But Alan is in danger himself, on the run from the English army across the wild Highlands of Scotland . . .