The Adventures of Don Lavington | George Manville Fenn

Lindon, known as Don in The Adenvtures of Don Lavington, is a boy in his late teens who has left school, and who lives with his mother and uncle Josiah, his father being dead, and works as a clerk in an office which he does not much like. One day some money is missing from the office. It's pretty obvious who the thief is, but Uncle Josiah continues to accuse Don. Another worker has a row with his new young wife, and Don and he decide to go away for a bit, both feeling rather ill-used.

Unfortunately they are taken that night by the press-gang, and after some attempts to get away, they sail away to New Zealand. Here they manage to escape from the ship, though the search for them is keen. They hold their own, but there is a timely intervention by the police in The Adenvtures of Don Lavington. One of the three villains turn out to have been the man who actually stole the money from Uncle Josiah's office.