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Issue Details: First known date: 1945... 1945 Tornado and Other Stories
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Brisbane, Queensland,:Edith Mary England , 1945 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Keys of Freedom, Edith Mary England , 1945 single work short story adventure romance
A captured Greek girl on a Turkish galley steals the keys of the rowers' chains during a fight and an English slave leads their battle for freedom, assisted by English ships that arrive in the nick of time.
(p. 7-13)
The Boy From Mitlo, Edith Mary England , 1945 single work short story adventure
Spanish Conquistadors besieging an Indian stronghold are offered a three-day truce and given the chief's son as pledge. The Indians escape down a secret tunnel and the hostage evades torture to follow safely, since a young Englishman among the Conquistadors suggests he is actually a girl, and not worth pursuit.
(p. 14-29)
The Red Crusader, Edith Mary England , 1945 single work short story adventure romance
Young English Crusader at Joppa masquerades as Richard the Lion Heart during an attack, is captured, but escapes Saladin's camp thanks to the tricks he has taught his horse.
(p. 30-39)
The Raven Banner, Edith Mary England , 1945 single work short story war literature
A romaticized version of the Battle of Clontarf and the death of Brian Boru, the last 'king of all Ireland.'
(p. 40-47)
White Fire, Edith Mary England , 1945 single work short story war literature
Idealised depiction of 'Eadgyth' - Edith of Wessex, daughter of Earl Godwin, sister of Harold, wife of Edward the Confessor, who while immured in a convent inspires the gardener's boy to a Platonic love in which he dies defending Harold at Hastings.
(p. 48-55)
Two Idols, Edith Mary England , 1929 single work short story
One of Drake's seamen returns to his village to find a pledged sweetheart, but on finding she has married elsewhere discovers his true love is seafaring.
(p. 56-61)
The Man Who Remembered, Edith Mary England , 1945 single work short story children's
Roman boy who attempts to have Christ fix his toy galley and is foiled by a disciple sees Christ on the way to Calvary. Christ remembers, the toy is mended and the boy experiences a conversion.
(p. 64-68)
Manoa Gold, Edith Mary England , 1945 single work short story adventure historical fiction
On the day of his execution Sir Walter Raleigh is shown proof by an English boy he left as hostage on the Orinoco that his 'El Nuevo Eldorado', the city of Manoa, actually exists, and dies happy.
(p. 69-80)
Tornado, Edith Mary England , 1945 single work short story romance adventure
English sea captain ship-wrecked by a 'tornado' on a pirate's headquarters island in the Spanish Main agrees to impersonate the dead chief pirate to help a French girl seize a pirate ship and escape.
(p. 81-88)
The Old Black God, Edith Mary England , 1945 single work short story adventure romance
Sweetheart of a young Mayan chief being tortured to reveal treasure prays to an 'evil' pre-Mayan god, who produces an earthquake that kills the Spaniards, including a Christian priest, and frees the chief, but destroys the old god's idol as well.
(p. 89-95)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled Dal Stivens , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Papers , [Spring] vol. 5 no. 3 1946; (p. 257)

— Review of Tornado and Other Stories Edith Mary England , 1945 selected work short story
Untitled 1944 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Woman's Mirror The , 26 December 1944; (p. 13)

— Review of Tornado and Other Stories Edith Mary England , 1945 selected work short story
Untitled 1944 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Woman's Mirror The , 26 December 1944; (p. 13)

— Review of Tornado and Other Stories Edith Mary England , 1945 selected work short story
Untitled Dal Stivens , 1946 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Papers , [Spring] vol. 5 no. 3 1946; (p. 257)

— Review of Tornado and Other Stories Edith Mary England , 1945 selected work short story
Last amended 28 May 2004 15:48:09
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