Son of a Hundred Kings Author:Thomas B. Costain In 1890, Ludar, age 6, arrives alone in Balfour, Canada from England, wearing a sign on his back: "This is Ludar Prentice. He has no money. He is going to his father Vivien Prentice at Balfour, Ontario, Canada. Be kind to him." Since Ludar's father, himself a new arrival from England, has just committed suicide, and since Ludar can give only the... more » vaguest information about his background, a kindly carpenter takes him in and the townsfolk take up a collection.
Ludar's growing up is the old story of the sensitive, struggling youngster who wants to be a writer. He falls into first-love and writes his first novel.« less