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A Master of Fortune


Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne (1866-1944), also known by the pen name Weatherby Chesney, was a British novelist. His most well known character is Captain Kettle, who first appeared as a side character in the novel Honour of Thieves (1895). His first appearance as the main character was in the short story Stealing a President in vol 1, issue 6 of Pearson's Magazine (1896). This initial story was followed in 1897 by a series of twelve short stories again in Pearson's Magazine that were later collected and published as Adventures of Captain Kettle (1898). Over the next four years two more sets of twelve stories were published in Pearson's Magazine and subsequently collected as A Master of Fortune: Being Further Adventures of Captain Kettle (1901) and Captain Kettle K. C. B.: The Last Adventure (1903) respectively.

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