Classics are forever and this story by B.R. Bhagwat, who had written several such adventures, could very well be in the league of those perennials.
Set amongst the historical forts of Pratapgad, with secret tunnels burrowing below, a treasure chest of some antiquity, kidnappers, and a feisty young boy – nicknamed Faster Fenay or Fafe, this adventure is sure to thrill youngsters.
What starts off as a happy and fun-filled excursion to Pratapgad for a school excursion becomes fraught with danger. Things start to go awfully wrong, one of the boys is kidnapped for ransom, and the teacher needs to quickly locate him, but, a massive earthquake complicates the process. Undaunted, Faster Fenay, is soon on the track of his missing friend and with great presence of mind, escapes from amny a sticky situation.
Deftly translated by Tejas Modak from the original in Marathi, the story moves along at a clipping pace with never a dull moment and is sure to leave the young reader asking for more.