The Birthright of Jasper by Joseph Hocking

Joseph Hocking is the Lutheran Librarian’s favorite Christian novelist. During his lifetime he was widely read and greatly beloved throughout the English speaking world. Most of his books deal in some way with the struggles and conflicts of living as a Christian in the modern world.

The Lutheran Library is republishing many of Joseph Hocking’s novels. If you have any of Hocking’s 50 “lost” books, please contact us.

Book Contents

  • About The Author
  • Frontispiece
  • Titlepage
  • Contents.
  • 1 Tells How The Penningtons Lost Pennington
  • 2 Tells How I, Jasper Pennington, Tried To Get My Own
  • 3 How I Was Robbed of Elmwater Barton; How I Flogged The Tresidders, and Was Pilloried Because of It
  • 4 I Escape From The Whipping-post, and Find My Way To Granfer Fraddam’s Cave
  • 5 I See Naomi Penryn On Rock Called The Spanish Cavalier, and Rescue Her—we Escape From The Tresidders
  • 6 I Discover Another Cave, and Hear a Conversation Between Richard Tresidder and His Son
  • 7 I Hear Richard Tresidder Tell Naomi Penryn’s History, and Am In Danger of Being Killed By Smugglers
  • 8 I Go To Kynance Cove With Cap’n Jack Truscott’s Gang, and Meet His Daughter Tamsin
  • 9 What Happened At Cap’n Jack’s House—tamsins Confession, and The Smugglers’ Plans
  • 10 What Became of The Wreckers’ Light—how I Escaped and Entered Pennington
  • 11 I See Naomi Penryn, and Am Greatly Encouraged, But Soon After Am Taken Prisoner
  • 12 How My Love Saved Me—when Free I Go To Sea, and Months Later Come Back To Betsey’s Cottage and Hear Bad News
  • 13 Betsey Fraddam and Cap’n Jack Meet—i Go To Falmouth and Meet Naomi-—-afterwards I See Mr. John Wesley
  • 14 I Am Taken Prisoner, and Afterward Experience Many Strange Things—i At Length Find Myself In a Dungeon
  • 15 My Experience In My Prison-—i Am Told Terrible News About Naomi
  • 16 I Hear a Strange Noise In My Prison—the Secret Passage Which I Found-—-a Wild Struggle, and a Hairbreadth Escape
  • 17 Tells of The Manner of My Escape, of The Strange Man I Met, and of Eli’s Story of a Buried Treasure
  • 18 How I Left Bedruthen Steps And, Apter Meeting Tamsin Truscott, Sought For Naomi
  • 19 Tells How I Climbed The Wall of The Manor House Garden, and What I Saw
  • 20 How I Felled a Horse With My Fist, and Carried Naomi Southward
  • 21 How I Took Naomi To Mullion Porth and Then Started With Eli To Find The Treasure
  • 22 How I Found The Secret of The Treasure, and Went To The Scilly Isles
  • 23 How We Found The Iron Box On Annette Island, and The Terrible Ending To Our Adventure
  • 24 Tells of The Strange Revelation Made By The Madman of Bedruthen Steps, and of Tamsin Truscott’s Treachery
  • 25 How We Went To Pennington, and How The Tresidders Won The Victory
  • 26 Tells of My Fortunes In Winning Back My Birthright, and Finishes The Tale

Publication Information

  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2023
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0
Joseph Hocking
Joseph Hocking

Joseph Hocking (1860-1937), was a Cornish writer and United Methodist Free Church minister. His novels were immensely popular in his lifetime. Many of his 100 books are available at no charge from the Lutheran Library.