By Sheer Pluck
By Sheer Pluck: A Tale of the Ashanti War
By: G. A. Henty (1884)
The author has woven, in a tale of thrilling interest, all the details of the Ashanti campaign, of which he was himself a witness. His hero, after many exciting adventures in the interior, is detained as a prisoner by the king just before the outbreak of the war, but escapes, and accompanies the English expedition on their march to Coomassie.