David and the lawyer hide in bushes outside Ebenezer's house while Alan speaks to him, claiming to be a man who found David nearly dead after the wreck of the Covenant and says he is representing folk holding him captive in the Hebrides. GradeSaver, 29 October 2000 Web. This preoccupation is probably most obvious in his famous Gothic horror story The Strange Case of Dr. This isn't the standard poor-boy-makes-good kind of novel. Looking at the book Alexander gave him as a child.
He also gives David letters so he can try to help Alan get home and James get a fair trial. Not only do we get to watch Davie running around the Scottish countryside doing what he's got to do to avoid trial for a murder he didn't commit, but we also get his commentary on both his feelings at the time and his reflections looking back. Davie has become a Scottish Laird. Davie may not be a classic flawless hero, but he's still good enough that we can admire him. Campbell goes to Rankeillor in search of David, which helps support David's story once David has returned. The political situation of the time is portrayed from multiple viewpoints, and the are treated sympathetically.
Plot Summary: On the Boat While the boat is still off the coast of Scotland and Davie is still trying to figure out what he's going to do, the Covenant runs over a small boat. David is forced to scale the stairs in the dark and realises that not only is the tower unfinished in some places, but the steps simply end abruptly and fall into an abyss. David tells his tale to Alan, who in turn states that his birthplace, Appin, is under the tyrannical administration of , the King's and a Campbell. Alexander and Ebenzer loved the same lady. At the same time, as the potential laird of an estate in Scotland, we or some of us here at Shmoop, at least want to be Davie.
Tenderly administering to his wounds. He is killed while talking to David in the woods by one who is affiliated with Alan's clan, likely a Cameron from Mamore. Stevenson re-read the novel, was enthused, and wrote a treatment on a working holiday in Scotland. Rankeillor, who is hiding nearby, tells Ebenezer that if he won't give Davie his inheritance, he'll end up in jail for kidnapping. The two battle against the entire crew and manage to take over the ship. Robin Oig The son of Rob Roy, he is a wanted criminal for taking and then marrying a young woman by force. John Breck Maccoll A bouman of Appin, he follows Alan's hints to find David and Alan at Corrynakeigh.
Now Davie is a wanted man, too. Alan plans to head for France and Davie heads off to finally meet up with Rankeillor and find out his destiny. Davie takes off after the murderer, but the others all assume that Davie has shot Roy. Evading the soldiers, the two make their way back to the House of Shaws, where Alan tricks Ebenezer into admitting his crimes within the hearing of a hidden witness, allowing David to claim his inheritance. Davie is thrown from the wreckage and makes it to the shore of the island of Earraid. Both ultimately face their adversaries This takes about three hours, and none of it is wasted. It is a religious book, inscribed from his father to Ebenezer on his fifth birthday.
He gets his fortune in the end, but he still feels lingering guilt about his unresolved relationship with Alan Breck and the Stewart clan. Is he feeling a bit guilty? Film and television versions were made in , , , , , , , and. He is sobbing and broken. He ends the story as the heir to an estate in the Lowlands of Scotland. He is given a letter by the minister of Essendean, Mr.
David, who believes his father to have been the younger brother, is amazed at the penmanship. On the way to the lawyer's office, Ebenezer makes Davie stop and visit the ship Covenant, which Ebenezer has financed, and the ship's captain, Mr. Henderland The Lowlander catechist David meets when he is looking for Alan, Henderland is helpful to David because he tells him the history of the Highland clans, specifically about Alan. Duncan Dhu Maclaren The host that David and Alan visit when they must stop in Balquidder because of David's illness. He probably also grew to hate himself somewhat, for causing his brother's banishment. David later overhears the crew plotting to kill Alan and take all his money. A four-part adaptation written by Catherine Czerkawska and starring as David Balfour and Paul Young as Alan Breck Stewart was broadcast on in 1985.
He's both the main character and the narrator. There is a bowl of porridge on the table which Ebenezer offers to David. Last ditch effort to grab his hordes of gold. So Ebenezer gives his nephew some money and admits that Davie is the rightful heir of the House of Shaws, and the book ends. As the entire estate had to be kept together, only the eldest interited the estate and its rents. Archived from on 1 February 2013. Hesitantly, he agrees to give it back to David.
We as readers both want to be him yay, nobility! Plot Summary: After the Boat Once Davie reaches Mull, he finds a coded message from Alan, and then another. The novel is all about how he gets from point A penniless orphan to point B laird of the noble house of Shaws. David arrives at the ominous House of Shaws and is confronted by his paranoid Uncle Ebenezer, who is armed with a. The novel ends with David and Alan parting ways on ; Alan returns to France, and David goes to a bank to settle his money. Alan stops by and they nearly duel, before the anger is diffused by a challenge to pipe. Many people advised Stevenson to put a girl in the story, but Disney resisted, saying it was not true to the novel.