This author’s tone in the novel Kidnapped is very sorrowful, but it is also very intense. Robert Louis Stevenson uses words such as “groped”, “moaning”, and “condemned” to help you know how awful the main character, David, is feeling. He made me feel sorry for David because he descriptively told me how distraught with sorrow his feelings of betrayal were. He was also very intense in his writing. He wrote a sentence that is a perfect example: “The sword in his hands flashed like quicksilver  into the huddle of our fleeting enemies.” Robert’s tone describes the hardships and trails he has to go through.