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The Pearl Divers of Roncador Reef

Louis Becke

Published September 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781331490364
Paperback
338 pages
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Excerpt from The Pearl Divers of Roncador ReefOne bright but exceedingly boisterous afternoon in June three men were seated on the verandah of the Queens Hotel, in the newly-founded city of Townsville, situated on the shore of Cleveland Bay, inMoreExcerpt from The Pearl Divers of Roncador ReefOne bright but exceedingly boisterous afternoon in June three men were seated on the verandah of the Queens Hotel, in the newly-founded city of Townsville, situated on the shore of Cleveland Bay, in North Queensland. Eight miles across the bay, and directly facing the scattered line of buildings which stood mostly on the open, wind-swept beach, was Magnetic Island (which Cook discovered and surveyed in the Endeavour), its lofty green hills and snowy white beaches glinting in the bright afternoon sun. For some days past a south-easterly half-gale had been blowing, and the waters of Cleveland Bay were heaving tumultuously under its influence, and every now and then an extra strong and erratic puff would sweep along the sandy, dusty street, which ran parallel with the beach in front of the hotel, and send clouds of dust swirling high in air, and then out to sea.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.