A Final Reckoning: A Tale of Bush Life in Australia

Author: Henty, G. A. (George Alfred)

Average rating:
  • Fair-Read Level: 3
  • Illustrated? Yes
  • Length: F
  • Flesch: 79.52
  • Kincaid: 6.59
  • Fog Level: 9.29
  • Core 1 and 2: 86.49

Placement Text

"You are the most troublesome boy in the village, Reuben Whitney, and you will come to a bad end." The words followed a shower of cuts with the cane. The speaker was an elderly man, the master of the village school of Tipping, near Lewes, in Sussex; and the words were elicited, in no small degree, by the vexation of the speaker at his inability to wring a cry from the boy whom he was striking. He was a lad of some thirteen years of age, with a face naturally bright and intelligent; but at present quivering with anger. "I