By Richard Hughes
At the excessive seas of the Caribbean, a kinfolk of English young children is decided unfastened – despatched by way of their mom and dad from their domestic in Jamaica to obtain the civilising results of britain. whilst their send is captured by means of pirates, the exciting cruise maintains because the teenagers move their affections from one batch of sailors to a different. Innocence is their safeguard, yet as lifestyles within the care of pirates unearths its hazards, the occasions which spread start to tackle a savagely indifferent caliber.
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A High Wind In Jamaica (Vintage Classics) by Richard Hughes