R (obert) M (ichael). 1825–94, British author, noted for such adventure stories as The Coral Island (1857)

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Contemporary Examples of ballantyne

  • He acknowledged various literary forebears, from Ballantyne to Defoe, in the creation of what became Treasure Island.

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Historical Examples of ballantyne

  • "And don't come down this way from Mulliner's," added the careful Ballantyne.

  • Some one came to Mrs. Ballantyne and said that it was just about a owre wi Davie noo.

    Spare Hours

    John Brown

  • She was ill on one occasion; Miss Ballantyne asked how she was to-day.

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    John Brown

  • Miss Ballantyne says that he was not ill-tempered, but on the contrary, kind, especially to children.

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    John Brown

  • "But my mater brought me a new Ballantyne, sir," said the boy.

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    E. W. Hornung