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Three adventure novels by L. Frank Baum of “Land of Oz” fame, writing as “Schuyler Staunton”:The Fate of a Crown:When Robert Harcliffe is asked by his uncle Nelson to go to Brazil to act as private secretary and confidant to Dom Miguel de Pintra,MoreThree adventure novels by L. Frank Baum of “Land of Oz” fame, writing as “Schuyler Staunton”:The Fate of a Crown:When Robert Harcliffe is asked by his uncle Nelson to go to Brazil to act as private secretary and confidant to Dom Miguel de Pintra, head of the revolutionary movement fighting the emperor Dom Pedro, the suggestion of excitement and adventure thrills the young man and he readily agrees to go. Boarding a Brazilian trading ship headed for Rio de Janeiro, Robert soon realizes that he embarked on a mission of peril: De Pintra, surrounded by the emperor’s spies, finds himself in a very hot-bed of intrigue and danger, and his plans to send for a new private secretary are well known to the royalists. Even worse, they have a spy on board Roberts ship, and his mission is quite simple: the new secretary for the revolution must not reach Rio …Daughters of DestinyPrince Kasam, legitimate heir to the throne of his mother country Baluchistan, which he left at early childhood to escape assassination, returns home incognito, as the guide and interpreter of a party of wealthy and influential Americans. His ambition being to succeed the ruling Burah Khan, an old man in bad health, he will need to deal with the Khan’s son, who has been confined in a monastery since youth. But, as it turns out, Kasam is not the only one to travel incognito …The last EgyptianWhen Gerald Winston, an English Egyptologist travelling on the Nile, meets Kāra, who claims to be the last descendant of a royal Egyptian family, the scientist’s curiosity is sparked by the story Kāra tells. Is it true that Kāras ancestor Ahtka-Rā, High Priest of Ămen, ruled Rameses II as his puppet? As Winston tries to learn more about the strange Egyptian and his mysterious tale, he is drawn into Kāra’s insidious intrigues.Annotated edition with additional footnotes and “About the Author” section.