The crown of England is up for grabs amidst the War of the Roses. Two battling sides fight for power and honor - the House of Lancaster and the House of York. In the beginning of the story, old Appleyard is cast down by a single black arrow in his back. The men take the color black as a bad omen, noticing an inscription in the arrow bearing the name of the archer, John Amend-All. Now the men seek revenge, as well as the crown of England. By Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Kidnapped and Treasure Island. Two unabridged versions available.