"Sandy, who had been reading Kidnapped, was having a conversation with the hero, Alan Breck"

Kidnapped is a historical novel for children, written by the Scottish novelist and poet, Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894). 

It was first published in installments in the magazine Young Folks in 1886; Catriona, a sequel, was published in 1893.

It deals with events following the Jacobite Risings, and one of the main characters of the novel, Alan Breck Stewart (Ailean Breac Stiùbhart), was a real person, an 18th century soldier and member of the Jacobite resistance.