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by W.E. Johns

Illustrated by J.E. McConnell

Published by The Thames Publishing Co.. 1950

Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper. Red cloth spine. Pictorial boards. Larger format. Colour plates. B/w illustrations. Part of 'The Modern Library' series.

Slight rubbing to cover edges. Light foxing to textblock. Dustwrapper is edge worn and slightly chipped. Small orange sticker to base of wrapper spine.

Stock no. 1318591

Price £12.00

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  • A collection of 13 short stories that link together to form what almost reads like a full novel.
  • Stories Are:
  • The Gold Rush
  • The Maid and the Mountains
  • The Blue Orchid
  • Fair Cargo
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Bob's Box
  • Savages and wings
  • The Oriental Touch
  • Down in the forest
  • Three Weeks
  • The Sheikh and the Greek
  • Yellow Freight
  • The Last Show
  • Starting in Guiana, and obtaining an aircraft in lieu of missing salary payments, the story follows the team's adventures as they take a roundabout route back to England. The adventures find them searching for Gold on the orinoco, rescuing a woman from Peruvian bandits, helping another escape from the law, searching for rare orchids, pearls, shipwrecks, etc. The journey takes them across the Pacific, to Australia, and then home across asia.

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