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Andy Leighton, Andrew to his mother, have journeyed from St Paul, Minnesota to Valkaria, Florida to settle the estate of her late brother-in-law, Abner Leighton. Little did they know that Valkaria was a request stop and the station nothing more than a revamped box car, which they found out soon after disembarking. Left with nothing to do but gather their belongings they were about to start trudging along the only track in the eerie moonlight when they saw lanterns bobbing their way towards them in the dark. They were soon acquainted with Captain Joe Anderson. On the dark walk to the Captain’s house is when they learn about the special project Abner Leighton was working on, and Andy soon learns about the new engine and the Pelican (which is not a bird). It wasn’t long before the game was afoot and that’s when the action and adventure started…… 10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charity. ============= KEYWORDS-TAGS: Legend of the great pink pearl, YA, Young Adult, Y.A., Action, Adventure, Biys Own, Cays, keys, Florida, Bahamas, water, sea, Metropolis, Strange Work, Wilderness, Exile, Boat Without Sails, Screw, propeller, Oars, Sequel, Aero-Catamaran, Home, Eccentric, Experimenter, Experimenteer, Unfinished Letter, Solve, Mystery, Firm, Leighton, Anderson, Andy, Hear, King Cajou, New Idea, Aeroplanes, Desperate, Needs, Bold, Appeal, Roy Osborne, Reach, Valkaria, Pelican, First Flight, Ba the Bahaman, Talk, Daring Chance, Timbado Key, Captain Monckton Bassett, Cannibal King, Pink Pearl, Bird of Death, aeroplane, Andy, Bassett, beach, boat, boathouse, Box car, boy, Cajou, Captain Anderson, car, colored, engine, Englishman, explain, flight, frame, laughter, Leighton, lever, little house, machine, Nassau, Osborne, Pelican, pink pearl, Roy, rudder, sail, schooner, shaft, Timbado, train station, uncle, Valkaria
To the casual visitor Santa Marta is a sub-tropical paradise, a small sister of Jamaica, Bermuda and Nassau, unmentioned in the colour-splashed brochures of travel agents: an island where the sun shines throughout the year on the sandy beaches of innumerable coves, on the cane-fields and coconut plantations, on the shingled hits of the peasant villages and the fine houses of the white planters handed down through generation after generation, from the Sugar Barons of a past century. But this was not how the newspaper columnist, Bradshaw, saw it when he arrived on his first trip to the Caribbean. Bradshaw found Santa Marta a smouldering volcano. This novel is a brilliantly successful evocation of the atmosphere and the problems of life on a West Indian island. It is a dramatic story, packed with incident and thrilling in this mounting tension. It weaves into the fortunes of a small group of islanders the ambitions and jealousies, the hopes and fears, the complexes and inhibitions of a people to whom the tint of the skin is more important than wealth, or power, or skill, whose tangled history has bequeathed a heritage of passion in an island where the blood never cools. Alec Waugh, 1898-1981, was a British novelist born in London and educated at Sherborne Public School, Dorset. Waugh’s first novel, The Loom of Youth (1917), is a semi-autobiographical account of public school life that caused some controversy at the time and led to his expulsion. Waugh was the only boy ever to be expelled from The Old Shirburnian Society. Despite setting this record, Waugh went on to become the successful author of over 50 works, and lived in many exotic places throughout his life which later became the settings for some of his texts. He was also a noted wine connoisseur and campaigned to make the cocktail party a regular feature of 1920s social life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Hyde-White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009317/bk_adbl_009317_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.