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Kidnapped Learning Resources

Kidnapped tells the story of David Balfour, a young, protestant man of the Lowlands, who travels to Edinburgh in search of his inheritance. He travels to the house of Shaws, inhabited by his miser uncle, Ebenezer Balfour.  His uncle is not a particularly favourable character and conspires to have David kidnapped and brought as a slave to the Carolinas. Whilst held captive aboard the ship, David has a fortunate encounter with Alan Breck Stewart, a Jacobite rebel.  The two strike up an instant and loyal friendship.

When David is accused of conspiring to murder a member of the Campbell clan, he is saved by Alan, and the two set out on a journey to escape the clutches of the law and ultimately secure David’s inheritance.