It’s a book I’ve recently read written by R. L. Stevenson.
It tells the story of David Balfour, a young man of the Lowlands, the southern part of Scotland. David's father, Alexander Balfour, has recently died, and his mother died some time before, so he is now an orphan. Since he is now seventeen years old, he has decided it is time to go and seek his fortune. Before he leaves for the city of Edinburgh, he meets with his guardian, Mr. Campbell. Campbell reveals that David has an uncle, Ebenezer Balfour, of the House of Shaws, meaning that David is, to his surprise, from a wealthy family. David decides to go to Cramond, where his uncle lives, and meet his wealthy relatives.
That’s how a dangerous adventure of David Balfour started.
The story was quite fast paced and the sword fighting is described very well. The language is quite hard to understand at times because it includes lots of Scottish words and is old fashioned , however in my opinion the book is really worth reading, because it’s very well- written and the plot is absorbing.