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MS LP 14 Not Scarlet But Gold by Malcolm Saville


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The fourteenth Lone Pine Adventure, Not Scarlet But Gold, sees the Lone Piners back in Shropshire. As Peter rides across the Long Mynd to meet David and the twins, Jenny and Harriet, she is caught in a thunderstorm at Seven Gates and forced to shelter in a ruined cottage. Here she meets a handsome young man to whom she is instantly attracted, and who asks for help in exploring the country she knows so well.

Not Scarlet But Gold (first published 1962) is a search for treasure which was hidden in the hills by an enemy 20 years ago. Who fired the farmer’s hay on the night that Peter’s new friend called at the Lone Piners’ camp at Seven Gates?

It was lucky that Jenny was followed by the other Lone Piners when she set off alone to try to solve the mystery of the unhappy Mrs Clark. Peter and David, trapped by a fall of rock in the old mine under the Devil’s chair, are suddenly confronted by …

Steven Handy has written the introduction and John Allsup has provided the publishing history.

GGBP published Not Scarlet But Gold on 25th September 2012.

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Malcolm Saville