Kidnapped Study Guide

Kidnapped By Robert Louis Stevenson

The full title of this book gives away the bulk of the plot points as well: "Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751: How he was Kidnapped and Cast away, his Sufferings in a Desert Isle; his Journey in the Wild Highlands; his acquaintance with Alan Breck Stewart and other notorious Highland Jacobites; with all that he Suffered at the hands of his Uncle, Ebenezer Balfour of Shaws, falsely so-called: Written by Himself and now set forth by Robert Louis Stevenson".

David Balfour of Scotland is given a letter to take to the House of Shaws, where his uncle lives. When he gets there, his uncle Ebenezer, trying to keep David's rightful inheritance for himself, tries to get him killed in a variety of sneaky ways, but fails, and instead has him kidnapped, to be taken to the New World and sold into servitude.

The boat is crossed by bad winds, however, and blown back to Scotland. Along the way, they run into a boat and pick up Alan Breck Stewart, a rich man that the crew decides to murder. Alan and David hole up and fight them off together, only to have the boat get shipwrecked, and David is thrown free to drift to shore. He lives on a deserted island, barely surviving.

He meets up with Alan just after witnessing the assassination of Alan's arch-nemesis, the Red Fox, and accuses Alan of being the killer. Alan denies it, but the two must run regardless. They take off into the highlands; David gets very ill, and Alan loses all of their money in a card game.

After some escapades in the highlands, the two make it back to civilization, and to a lawyer who agrees to help David get his money. The three go back to the House of Shaws, where the lawyer informs Ebenezer that David is still alive. Ebenezer reveals the story of David' father, who quarreled with Ebenezer over a girl, and in winning the bride, gave the estate to Ebenezer as a consolation, but only until his son David came of age. Ebenezer is accustomed to the estate, and desires it. They agree to give David two-thirds of the estate's income for as long as Ebenezer lives.

Finally, David and Alan part ways; Alan going to France, and David going to a bank to deal with his new fortune and then to the University to seek a career as a lawyer.

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