- R (obert) M (ichael). 1825–94, British author, noted for such adventure stories as The Coral Island (1857)
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He acknowledged various literary forebears, from Ballantyne to Defoe, in the creation of what became Treasure Island.The Best of Brit Lit From the TLS
November 18, 2011
"And don't come down this way from Mulliner's," added the careful Ballantyne.The Ebbing Of The Tide
She was ill on one occasion; Miss Ballantyne asked how she was to-day.
Some one came to Mrs. Ballantyne and said that it was just about a owre wi Davie noo.
Miss Ballantyne says that he was not ill-tempered, but on the contrary, kind, especially to children.
"But my mater brought me a new Ballantyne, sir," said the boy.Young Blood
E. W. Hornung