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by W.E. Johns

Illustrated by Norman Howard

Published by Oxford University Press. 1940

Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Light brown/orange boards with dark brown titles and decorations. Colour frontis + 6 b/w plates. 1" thick, with 2 ** to half-title page.

Reprint. Spine and edges are faded. Name in ink to front endpaper. Foxing and browning to endpapers and outer page edges. Some page margins marks. Wrapper is price-cut with edge-tears and chips; damp stained to spine; a few small bits of loss; some grubby marks.

Stock no. 2139675

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  • A chance meeting with Sandy Macaster, from 266 Squadron apparently, leads the team to the Marquesas islands on the trail of pearls. There they rub shoulders with Castanelli, a fiendish trader who runs the area. Helped by some local villagers, in particular a young couple called Shell-Breaker and Full-Moon, the team decamp to a small island off Tahiti and start raking in the pearls.
  • Of course nothing is ever that simple. There are shark attacks, octopi, hurricanes, floods, and the unwanted attentions of Castanelli and his thugs to contend with.

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