Held Fast For England: A Tale of the Siege of Gibraltar (1779-83)

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

Average rating:
  • Fair-Read Level: 3
  • Illustrated? Yes
  • Length: G
  • Flesch: 78.3
  • Kincaid: 6.81
  • Fog Level: 9.63
  • Core 1 and 2: 85.6

Placement Text

Had Mr. Tulloch, the headmaster and proprietor of a large school at Putney, been asked which was the most troublesome boy in his school, he would probably have replied, without hesitation, "Bob Repton." But, being a just and fair-minded man, he would have hastened to qualify this remark, by adding: "Most troublesome, but by no means the worst boy. You must understand that. He is always in scrapes, always in mischief. In all my experience I have never before come across a boy who had such an aptitude for getting into trouble; but I have nothing else to say against