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Adventure is everywhere. True stories of adventure fascinate us. We thrill with the courage of others. We are excited to see new places and circumstances beyond ourselves. We reach out, hoping that our heroes will indeed win. We jump with jubilation when they do! It makes us feel like we can succeed in the challenges of life.
Yet stories of adventure are sometimes tales of suffering and sacrifice. Not everyone has a happy ending in this life. We learn of people willing to give up their possessions and even their lives because of love or honour or some other motivation. We cry with them, and we despise the villains who made their sacrifice necessary.
Our quest for true stories of adventure will range from the dawn of time to today’s news. It will travel from exotic countries to our own backyard. If we open our eyes, tales of courage are everywhere, whether famous like the incredible survival of Captian Bligh and his castaways as they transverse over 1,000 miles of ocean to reach safety or stories known only to you like how your father or mother worked hard at a job they didn’t like just to support you.
The growing collection of stories of adventure from history below is selected from Public Domain sources for all to see and enjoy. But never forget that you know of many adventure stories that will never reach the public eye. Sacrifices your parents or grandparents have made because of their love. Spend some time talking with them to learn about their life’s journey. Maybe it was someone standing up to the neighbourhood bully or speaking a kind word to a discouraged person. Don’t sell yourself short, either. Every time you refuse to let fear stop you - no matter what it is - you are living a life of adventure. Remember, Courage is not the lack of fear but acting despite fear. That is a life of adventure that we can all lead. No one has to live a boring life.
There are also other adventure stories in the other history categories on this site. Sometimes I just had to choose where a story fit best. Read and enjoy.
Jean Cavalier: Boy Commander Of The Camisards
The Courageous Story Of Grace Darling
The Troublesome Citizens Of Ghent
The Defence Of Rochelle or How The City Of Refuge Fought For Liberty
A Fire-Fighter's Rescue From The Flames
The Two Boy Hostages At The Siege Of Seringapatam
Captain Bligh And The Remarkable Voyage Of The Bounty
The Famous Fight Between The Arethusa and The La Belle Poule
The Adventure Of Grizel Cochrane
The Brave Queen Of Hungary: To Steal A Crown
How Catherine Douglas Tried To Save King James Of Scotland
The Boy-Heroes Of Crecy And Poitiers
The Fight At The Pass Of Thermophlae
More Coming Soon