This collection of five stories explores a variety of different literary approaches to the adventure genre. From a man struggling to survive in the frozen Yukon to a ship's loose canon which threatens the lives of an entire ship's crew, these stories will enthral and delight adventure fans everywhere.
To Build a Fire by Jack London A man travels alone through the freezing Canadian wilderness
A Fight With a Cannon by Victor Hugo A Ship's crew struggles to deal with a loose cannon in stormy seas
The Old Chief Mshlanga by Doris Lessing A Young girl battles her fears and prejudices in the wilds of colonial Africa
The Adventure of the Hansom Cab by Robert Louis Stevenson A lieutenant returns from India to London where he finds himself un unexpected company
The Sun Rises Twice by H. E. Bates A pilot risks his life to attack an enemy ship