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The Prisoner In the Cave - Short Story

Postby pete9012S » 12 Jul 2017, 19:08

Here's one I hadn't read before.It's been issued at least three times according to the amazing cave.


The Prisoner In the Cave - Short Story

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Postby pete9012S » 12 Jul 2017, 19:16

Try this?

The Prisoner In the Cave - Short Story


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Postby Courtenay » 12 Jul 2017, 19:57

Thanks, Pete — I could read it from that second link. A good-all-round Blyton story with a few mysterious (sometimes slightly creepy) twists and a surprise towards the end! :D Thanks for sharing it.
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Postby pete9012S » 12 Jul 2017, 20:01

It seemed to me you could possibly stretch it into a Secret Seven story with a bit of padding!
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Postby Rob Houghton » 12 Jul 2017, 20:39

That's one I have in the Holiday book and also the Purnell version. :-D

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Interesting story! Thanks for the reminder, Pete! :-D
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Postby pete9012S » 12 Jul 2017, 20:58

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Postby John Pickup » 12 Jul 2017, 21:09

First time I've read that story. It reminded me of the Secret Seven story about the cave and Albert Tanner. Thanks Pete.
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Postby Courtenay » 12 Jul 2017, 21:20

pete9012S wrote:Image


I did think some of the illustrations — this one in particular — were a bit creepy! :lol: :wink:
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Postby Rob Houghton » 12 Jul 2017, 23:11

'his' illustrations are always a bit creepy!! I'm not a fan of A.L. Mazure - he/she illustrates a few Holiday Book stories.
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Postby Anita Bensoussane » 13 Jul 2017, 09:33

Rob Houghton wrote:That's one I have in the Holiday book and also the Purnell version. :-D

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I have that Purnell Sunshine Library book - Happy Adventure Tales. It's a particularly good volume as it's full of mini adventure stories. 'The Prisoner in the Cave' is a favourite of mine and I didn't guess the ending the first time I read it. Last time we mentioned it, Nigel asked if the prisoner was Tony! :wink:

I rather like the bold, eye-catching illustrations (scanned by Pete from the Holiday Books) for this story and 'It Happened One Afternoon'. They remind me of the illustrations by Leo for The Troublesome Three. I actually wonder if A. L. Mazure sometimes used the name "Leo", as the style is remarkably similar?

Both stories have different illustrations in the Purnell Sunshine Library series.
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Postby sixret » 13 Jul 2017, 10:30

Thank you, Pete. I love Purnell Sunshine Library series because it gathers EB stories with the same theme in one book. So each book has different theme. Easy for us to pick one based on our mood.
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Postby Rob Houghton » 13 Jul 2017, 10:35

Anita Bensoussane wrote:I rather like the bold, eye-catching illustrations (scanned by Pete from the Holiday Books) for this story and 'It Happened One Afternoon'. They remind me of the illustrations by Leo for The Troublesome Three. I actually wonder if A. L. Mazure sometimes used the name "Leo", as the style is remarkably similar?



Yes, I thought the same - in fact I almost wrote above that the illustrator was 'LEO' who illustrated The Troublesome Three, and then I corrected my post, as I looked up the illustrator and saw it 'wasn't' LEO after all...but maybe it was. Perhaps the 'L' in the initials was 'Leo'.

Although I said I disliked the illustrations in this story, I think its more the colours I dislike. I rather like The Troublesome Three illustrations, if it IS the same illustrator. They look better in full colour. I don't like the selective colour in the Holiday books with the bright red lips and yellow hair - looks very odd!

The Purnell version was reissued more recently if people want to buy it. There are lots of short adventure stories in it, as Anita says'.

A very similar book to 'Happy Adventure Tales' is this one by Award books - 'The Secret Door and other stories'. It has many of the short adventure stories that appear in the earlier book except The Prisoner in the Cave an The Astonishing Guy.

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Postby Courtenay » 13 Jul 2017, 15:39

Anita Bensoussane wrote:'The Prisoner in the Cave' is a favourite of mine and I didn't guess the ending the first time I read it. Last time we mentioned it, Nigel asked if the prisoner was Tony! :wink:


:D So that's what that "mournful moaning, howling noise" is from somewhere on Milford Hill... :wink: :wink:
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