In this classic fiction story by Howard Pyle, young Myles Falworth has gained a reputation for courage and independence while training at the castle of the great Earl of Mackworth. But one day he discovers that his blind father had been condemned for treason and is still being hunted by a powerful enemy close to the King. Does Myles dare to risk ordeal by battle to win back his family’s honor?
This thrilling story, set in England in the time of Henry IV, follows Myles as he advances to knighthood and engages in “trial by battle” to restore the fallen fortunes of his family. With breathless excitement, the reader joins the adventures of the hero, sympathizing with him in his troubles, fighting in his battles, and rejoicing in his good fortunes.