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The Traitors' Gate

by Avi, 1937-

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When his father is arrested as a debtor in 1849 London, fourteen-year-old John Huffman must take on unexpected responsibilities, from asking a distant relative for help to determining why people are spying on him and his family. Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Prolgue
  • I introduce myself
  • I return to my family
  • My family's fortunes fall
  • I learn about a sponging house
  • We arrive at the Halfmoon Inn
  • Mr. Tuckum speaks to me privately
  • Father makes a request of me
  • I relieve more requests
  • I go out at dawn
  • I set off for visit lady Euphemia
  • I meet lady Euphemia
  • I gaze upon the traitor's gate
  • I go to the Naval Ordinance Office
  • I meet a mysterious man
  • I am confronted by the ragged girl
  • I wonder about father
  • I hear an odd story
  • I enter the Den of the Red Lion
  • I seek advice
  • I learn of Mr. Farquatt's proposal
  • I sit in the darkness
  • I overhear a private meeting
  • I return to lady Euphmia
  • I have a curious encounter
  • I hear father proclaim his fate
  • I attend the queen's bench court
  • I learn news of Mr. Farquatt
  • I confront more riddles
  • I have more questions
  • I vii st Whitecross Street Prison
  • I learn the truth
  • I look beneath the stone
  • I visit the Rookery of St. Giles
  • I meet Mr. Nottingham
  • I go to the Church of All hallows by the Tower
  • I return to Whitecross Street Prison
  • I hear Sary's astonishing story
  • I receive and invitation from Mr. Tuckum
  • I make more discoveries
  • I Decide upon a plan of action
  • I Discover the real traitor
  • I meet with Sergeant Muldspoon
  • I am amazed
  • I am alive
  • I make an astounding discovery
  • I follow the traitor through the gate
  • I see an end to it...almost
  • I Author's note.