(From the publisher):
In this rags-to-riches saga set in the 1800s in the coal-mining district of Wales, Mr. Henty has created one of his grandest heroes. Jack Simpson is a fearless, sturdy lad destined to become a miner until a chance encounter irrevocably alters the course of his life. When danger threatens his family, his friends, and on one occasion, the mine itself, he unhesitatingly risks his life to save them.
Original title: Facing Death; or, The Hero of the Vaughan Pit: A Tale of the Coal Mines
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Adventure
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ England