Mr. Barton (alias Sunday) is a villain from the book Shadow of the Gallows by Terry Deary. He is an American Fenian, originally from Ireland, who plans to murder Queen Victoria during her visit in Edinburgh. His accomplices are Tuesday and Thursday. They hate Victoria, because they believe she did nothing for the Irish people during the Great Famine in Ireland and gave only five pounds to help them.
About the character
Sunday is described as a big man with blond hair and American accent. He always wears a checked suit and is a visible leader of the small group of Fenians. He also has a gun and was able to get a bomb.
He and his accomplices meet in Sunday's house in Edinburgh to plan to murder Queen Victoria during her short visit in the town. Sunday got a bomb earlier and plans to throw it on Victoria's train to blow her up. However, they don't know someone is listening to their plan. There is a small thief, Bairn, in the room where they are planning. He tried to rob Sunday's house, but was interrupted by the Fenians. Suddenly, the police rushed into the house to arrest Bairn, as Rachel Mackay informed them about him. Bairn tries to escape, but Thursday hits his head and the boy forgets everything he heard.
Later, the Fenians are testing their bomb and find out it takes three seconds to blow up.
On the big day, the Fenians are waiting for the train on the bridge. Suddenly, Kitty Bruce and Bairn appear to stop them. They introduce themselves as Wednesday and Friday and give the Fenians "more powerful bomb" which is actually an aquarium, black from carbon black. The Fenians suspect nothing and throw the aquarium instead. Needless to say, it doesn't blow up. Kitty and Bairn run to a nearest policeman, but the Fenians flee meanwhile.