"Kidnapped" is a historical fiction adventure
novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. Written as a "boys'
novel" and first published in the magazine Young People between May and July
protagonist of the novel, the young David Balfour, after the death of
his father according to his will decides to move to the
Shaws, where his uncle Ebenezer lives. Along the way, has the opportunity to learn from people encountered that his uncle did not have a good reputation in the area. By the time he learns that his uncle tends to be suspicious and not very nice person.
The next day after his arrival, his uncle asks him to bring him a box from the nearby tower. When
David goes all the way up the stairs (uncle did not let him take the light with him) , he
realizes that the stairs end in the middle of the way up and almost would
have fallen and die on the spot. David is shocked by the fact that his uncle wanted to murder him and demands an explanation.
Terrified Ebenezer, tries to blame it on his heart failure and promises to explain everything the next day. The
next day Ebenezer by the messenger receives a letter from Captain
Hoseasona demanding him to go to the marina, where his ship was moored.
Ebenezer asked young David to go with him, so they couls also visit the local lawyer Rankeillora to explain familiar relations between the two of them. David agrees not knowing that his uncle is plotting a new intrigue.