By Reef and Palm
by Louis Becke
Publisher: J.B. Lippincott company 1894
Number of pages: 452
A Fictional Journey to the Lands of Paradise. This small collection of 'yarns' about life in the Pacific Islands launched Australian author Louis Becke, a former sailor, into whirlwind celebrity with its publication in the late 1890s.
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by Louis Becke - Thomas Allen
Drake, the supercargo of the Palestine, made Alvord's acquaintance one dull, lowering day when a black north easter was blowing hard, and a sullen, heavy sea tumbled upon the long line of beach that stretched from Point Plomer ten miles away ...
by Louis Becke - New Amsterdam Book Company
The quaint little town faces eastward to the blue Pacific, whose billows, when the wind blows from any point between north and east, come tumbling in across the shallow bar in ceaseless lines of foaming white, to meet the current of a tidal river ...
by Louis Becke - J. B. Lippincott
South Sea Stories: Luliban of the pool; Ninia; Baldwin's Loise; At a kafa-drinking; Mrs Liardet: a South Sea trading episode; Kennedy the boatsteerer; A dead loss; Hickson: a half-caste; A boating party of two; The best asset in a fool's estate; etc.
by Louis Becke - J. Clarke
Contents: The pearl divers of Roncador Reef; Jim Trollope and myself; For the benefit of sailors' kids; The Manurua and the Marguerite; A blackbirding incident; A strange rencontre; Crowley and Drake, Limited; Nerida, the maid of Suwarrow; etc.