The Indiana Jones Timeline: Teenage Trouble
Edited and Expanded by Allen Lane

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1912 April
Indy's former tutor Miss Seymour has inherited a large sum of money from her recently deceased distant cousin Roger and invited Indy and his parents to come see her new home in Oxford, England. Indy's parents are too busy, but they send Indy on a transatlantic ocean liner to visit her. While there, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of one of Indy's favorite literary heroes Sherlock Holmes, replies to a fan letter Indy had written him by inviting Indy to tea at Claridge's Hotel in London. Indy talks Miss Seymour into letting him go alone. On the way, Indy witnesses a bomb explode in a mailbox. Witnesses think it was planted by suffragettes, but a policeman tells Indy it was the work of the Irish. Indy arrives at Claridge's and is welcomed by Conan Doyle. Over tea, Conan Doyle tells Indy the importance of observation in order to be a good detective. Conan Doyle takes Indy to see Madame Baclava, a psychic. She tells Conan Doyle that she sees years of success for him, but that someone very close to him will die in a terrible war. Conan Doyle believes that she must mean that he will eventually have to kill Sherlock Holmes in his war with crime, however, years later Conan Doyle will come to realize that it was his son she saw dying in World War I. In Indy's future she sees a big ship, a sea voyage, terrible danger and a gigantic catastrophe. As Indy leaves Conan Doyle, he tells him that he's sailing back to America, but there's no way the fortune will come true as he's on the safest ship in the world, the Titanic. On the way to the ship, Indy begins to notice how much Miss Seymour has changed due to her new wealth. Among her flashy attire is the Shalimar Diamond, a large and valuable jewel which her brother had brought back from India. On the Titanic, Miss Seymour meets a man named Colonel Osmond Gilbert who begins spending all of his time flattering her. Indy begins to suspect that Gilbert may be more interested in Miss Seymour's diamond than in her. At dinner, Indy meets Roger Sampson, an Inspector at Scotland Yard, who tells Indy he is going to America to lecture the New York police. Indy also meets Professor Khan of Calcutta University who tells Miss Seymour that the Shalimar Diamond was originally stolen from his people in India. Later that night Indy begins touring the ship and stumbles across an Irish woman hiding in a rescue boat. She introduces herself as Molly Kincaid and tells him that she had to run away from London to escape an abusive employer. Indy agrees to meet her the next day to help smuggle her into the third class section. While helping Molly the next day, Indy overhears two men talking in German about how they will have to row far enough away from the ship or else they'll be sucked under when the Titanic goes down. The two men leave and Indy distracts a purser while Molly sneaks down to third class. Indy then goes to see Sampson and tells him about the possible saboteurs. Indy tells him he wants to help and Sampson gives Indy the assignment of spying on Otto Dietrich, a famous German opera singer. Indy follows Dietrich the next day, but is seen and caught. Indy tells Dietrich that he is a big fan of the opera singer. Dietrich buys the story and gives Indy a private concert much to Indy's dismay. Indy reports back to Sampson to tell him that Dietrich seems clean, however, Sampson wants him to continue to spy on him. Later, while trailing Dietrich, Indy meets up with Molly again. She tells Indy that she has been shoving pamphlets supporting the suffragette movement under the doors of the first class passengers. The next day at breakfast Miss Seymour is speaking out against the suffragettes which surprises Indy since she has always been in favor of them. Indy realizes how much influence Gilbert has had on her. Indy is even more surprised when Miss Seymour announces that she and Gilbert will be married by the ship's captain the following day. One of the pursers suddenly bursts in and tells Indy that Molly needs him to come to her cabin before it's too late, however, when Indy arrives he finds that Molly has been captured by the Germans and now he too is a prisoner. Indy learns that the Germans plan on sinking the Titanic in order to cause a devastating blow to the Atlantic shipping trade. Inspector Rogers arrives and Indy learns that he, too, is a German saboteur. Right before the Germans can execute Indy and Molly, a loud noise is heard and water begins pouring in on them. Indy and Molly manage to escape in the confusion as the Germans are left to a water grave. When they reach the deck, Indy and Molly learn that the ship has struck an ice berg and will sink within a few hours. Indy races to Miss Seymour's cabin and finds her being threatened at knife point by Professer Khan. Khan wants to return the Shalimar Diamond to India. Miss Seymour promises to give him the diamond, but Gilbert, dressed as a woman in order to get on a lifeboat, arrives an knocks-out Khan. Gilbert admits that he was after Miss Seymour's money the whole time, but since she invested all her money in the White Star Line at his prompting, she has lost it all with the sinking of their flagship. Miss Seymour tackles Gilbert and Indy knocks him out with a blow to the head with a vase. Miss Seymour vows to give the diamond away; she's had her fill of being wealthy and wants her life to return to normal. As Miss Seymour and Molly get into a lifeboat, many of the passengers spot the lights from a nearby ship. Indy realizes the ship must have been in league with the German saboteurs. At the last minute, Indy refuses to get into the lifeboat saying that only women and children should be allowed to escape on them. Molly knocks him out in order to get him aboard and Indy awakens in time to see the Titanic go under. (Young Indiana Jones and the Titanic Adventure - YAB)

1912 May
Tragedy strikes the Jones family when Anna Jones contracts Scarlet fever and dies.

1912 June
Indy returns to the United States while his father lectures in Boston. He travels a bit with Helen (it is her first time in America) along the New England coast and engages in a treasure hunt after hearing tales of Captain Kidd's exploits. (Young Indiana Jones and the Pirates' Loot - YAB)

1912 Summer
Back at home in Utah, Indy acquires his famous fedora, some initial experience with a bullwhip and a lifelong horror of snakes. Indy also discovers that many treasures do not end up in museums, but rather in the hands of private treasure hunters when the Cross of Coronado is taken from some Indian ruins. (INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE - M;B;CB)

Indy meets an Anasazi man who claims to be Billy the Kid. With his help, Indy helps stop a pair of bank robbers. (Young Indiana Jones and the Lost Gold of Durango - YAB)

1913 Spring
Henry Jones Sr. is in Georgetown lecturing at the university on medieval literature. Indy, however, travels to the Carolinas where he follows the trail of a Civil War slave in the Underground Railroad. (Young Indiana Jones and the Plantation Treasure - YAB)

1913 Summer
In one of his first meetings with Marcus Brody, Indy helps him in his hunt for archaeological artifacts in Egypt. Together, they discover a valuable ring that may be from the not-yet-officially-discovered tomb of King Tutankhamen. They also cross swords with German spies and narrowly escape the last major outbreak of the bubonic plague. (Young Indiana Jones and the Tomb of Terror - YAB)

The summer ends with a brief jaunt to Russia and a meeting with the hereditary Georgian princess, Tamar. Afterwards he rejoins his father in Armenia (his father is on a side trip studying the Crusades). (Young Indiana Jones and the Princess of Peril - YAB)

1913 October
Indy finds himself in a boarding school in England while his father lectures at Cambridge University. This does nothing to slow down Indy's adventures, however. Between a corrupt mine owner, a ring that may have belonged to the court of King Arthur and the mystique of Samhaim (All Hallow's Eve), Indy has little trouble filling in the time between classes. (Young Indiana Jones and the Ghostly Riders - YAB)

1913 December
Indy and a boarding school pal, Herman Mueller, aid Herman's father on a research trip to Stonehenge. They soon discover that someone is trying to sabotage the dig as they are confronted by a magic-wielding German spy. Indy and Herman barely escape injury with some questionable help from the ancient stones themselves and the power of the rising sun focused through the saboteur's magic crown. (Young Indiana Jones and the Circle of Death - YAB)

1914 January
Henry Jones, Sr. allows Indy to travel to London for one last vacation before returning to school. While there, Indy discovers (through a bit of misfortune) that an ancient Greek bowl is a forgery. Indy and his father then travel to Greece in search of the stolen artifact. (Young Indiana Jones and the Journey to the Underworld - YAB)

1914 Spring
Indy discovers the power of an Italian curse placed upon a cross made from the sword hilt of a Norman warrior. he helps an old friend (Lizzie Ravenall, who was involved in his Underground Railroad adventure) locate the cross while on break in New York City. (Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Ruby Cross - YAB)

1914 May
Indy's school in Utah burns down, ending the year early. Making sure that Indy doesn't lose out in his studies, his father sends him off with a graduate assistant to southern France. The goal of their trip is to find a letter from King Louis IX, sent before the king's second crusade. Instead they find a jewel-encrusted crown swiped from Louis by gypsies. (Young Indiana Jones and the Gypsy Revenge - YAB)

1914 June
Immediately after his escapade in France, Indy is dragged to Constantinople as his father pursues the Holy Grail. Luckily, also joining him is Herman Mueller and together they investigate the trail of a knife believed to be linked to the legend of Cain and Abel. Their adventure is cut somewhat short when Indy's father hears of the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand (which eventually leads to the start of World War I) and leaves Turkey. (Young Indiana Jones and the Secret City - YAB)

1914 October
Far from the problems in Europe, the Joneses travel to China in search of more Grail clues. However, in Honolulu, one of their stopovers on the way, the war catches up. Indy's adventure in Honolulu pits him against a very active volcano and a German agent intent on killing a British professor. (Young Indiana Jones and the Mountain of Fire - YAB)

Once they finally leave Honolulu, they still encounter troubles as their steamer is intercepted by a Japanese naval vessel. Indy discovers soon after that someone has smuggled a golden Chinese dragon statuette in his luggage, which he hides from the Japanese inspectors. Once they reach the mainland, the statuette becomes the object of a desperate hunt by Chinese, Japanese and German factions. (Young Indiana Jones and the Face of the Dragon - YAB)

1914 December
Indy and his father travel to India where he meets and befriends Prince Kasim. The royal guard tell Indy and Kasim not to touch the ancient tiger's-eye amulet, but Kasim refuses to listen and begins wearing it around his neck. When a tiger is seen stalking the area, Indy notices that Kasim has mysteriously disappeared. He begins to wonder if his friend could have changed into the dreaded legendary beast - the weretiger. Indy sets out to find the answer and save his friend from the curse of the amulet. (Young Indiana Jones and the Eye of the Tiger - YAB)

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Allen Lane
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