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by W.E. Johns

Illustrated by Norman Howard

Published by Oxford University Press; Geoffrey Cumberlege. 1950

Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper. Green boards with silver title to spine. 6 b/w illustrations. 255 pages.

Spine bumped with fading at top and bottom. Endpapers partly browned. Heavy foxing to textblock. Flying Jacket wrapper is edge chipped with 1" loss to base of spine and front flap almost detached, black mark to rear panel.

Stock no. 1326431

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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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