The Riddle of the Sands

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General Books LLC, 2010 - Fiction - 104 pages
Excerpt: ... send you a warp.' It was impossible to refuse, but a sense of being personally conducted again oppressed me; and the last hope of a bed in the inn vanished. Davies was none too effusive either. A tug meant a pilot, and he had had enough of them. 'He objects to towage on principle, ' I said. 'Just like him!' laughed the other. 'That's settled, then!' A dogcart was standing before the inn door in readiness for von Bruning. I was curious about Esens and his business there. Esens, he said, was the principal town of the district, four miles inland. 'I have to go there, ' he volunteered, 'about a poaching case

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Set before World War I, this enthralling novel pitches two amateur sailors, Davies and Carruthers, against the secret forces of mighty Germany. Powers of deduction and navigational skills prove ... Read full review

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One of the very first spy thrillers. Two English yachtsmen sailing around the Frisian Islands discover a German treasure salvage operation that might be a cover for something more nefarious. They make ... Read full review

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