David Balfour was a young man from the Lowlands of Scotland. His father had just died, leaving him as an orphan at the age of seventeen. With his parents dead, he decided that it was time for him to go out into the world to seek his fortune. Before he set off on his journey, he went to visit his guardian, Mr. Campbell, who told David that he was the nephew of Ebenezer Balfour of the House of Shaws. Before this news, David didn’t know that he came from a wealthy family so he decided to go and visit his wealthy relatives. However, Ebenezer was not pleased to meet his
nephew and David soon found himself thrown into danger, accused of murder, and caught in the middle of two feuding Scottish clans.
Foxton Readers are a series of carefully graded books aimed at ESL / EAL learners of beginner to advanced levels. They are based on a comprehensive grammar and vocabulary framework to match each ability level and to ensure each learner progresses. They are not only suitable for ESL / EAL learners but can also be used with native speakers of primary and secondary school age.