A Smile of Fortune
by Joseph Conrad
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2012
Number of pages: 124
Embarking in the tropics, a ship's captain makes the instant acquaintance of a seemingly genial Mr. Jacobus and his irritable brother. The Smile of Fortune is a masterly tale of misplaced loyalty, family feuds, and illicit bargaining.
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