By Rock and Pool on an Austral Shore
by Louis Becke
Publisher: New Amsterdam Book Company 1901
Number of pages: 265
The quaint, old-fashioned little town faces eastward to the blue Pacific, whose billows, when the wind blows from any point between north and east, come tumbling in across the shallow bar in ceaseless lines of foaming white, to meet, when the tide is on the ebb, the swift current of a tidal river as broad as the Thames at Westminster Bridge.
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by Louis Becke - J. Clarke
Contents: The pearl divers of Roncador Reef; Jim Trollope and myself; For the benefit of sailors' kids; The Manurua and the Marguerite; A blackbirding incident; A strange rencontre; Crowley and Drake, Limited; Nerida, the maid of Suwarrow; etc.
by Louis Becke - Feedbooks
The tale of the mutiny of HMS Bounty, which led to the founding of the Pitcairn community, is well known. Casting adrift the Commander in the ship's boat, the mutineers sailed the Bounty back to Tahiti, then to Tubuai in the Austral Group ...
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Drake, the supercargo of the Palestine, made Alvord's acquaintance one dull, lowering day when a black north easter was blowing hard, and a sullen, heavy sea tumbled upon the long line of beach that stretched from Point Plomer ten miles away ...
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A Fictional Journey to the Lands of Paradise. This small collection of 'yarns' about life in the Pacific Islands launched Australian author Louis Becke, a former sailor, into whirlwind celebrity with its publication in the late 1890s.