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The Ebb-Tide A Trio And Quartette

By: Robert Louis Stevenson And Lloyd Osbourne
Published By: Double9 Books
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The Ebb-Tide a trio and Quartette is written by two authors who are Robert Louis Stevenson and his stepson Lloyd Osbourne. The book came out the year Stevenson passed away. In Tahiti's port city of Papeete, there are three beggars at work. They are Huish, a dishonest Cockney with several jobs, Herrick, a failing English businessman, Davis, an embittered American sea captain, and Herrick. One day, a champagne-carrying schooner sailing from San Francisco to Sydney off course lands in port with its crew members dead from smallpox. The American consul hires Davis to take charge of the ship for the duration of its journey because no one else is ready to take a chance on getting sick. Davis introduces the other two guys with a plan to take the ship, sail it to Peru, sell the cargo and ship, and then vanish with the proceeds. Once at sea, Davis and Huish begin consuming the cargo and are drunk virtually the entire time. Herrick, who has no prior experience at sea and whose conscience is much unsettled by the scheme but feels he has no other means to escape poverty, is left on his own to oversee the ship.

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Robert Louis Stevenson And Lloyd Osbourne

In addition to being the stepson of Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson, with whom he co-wrote three books, including The Wrecker, and contributed to others, Lloyd Osbourne was an American author who lived from April 7, 1868, to May 22, 1947. A variety of stories and essays were also written by Osbourne on his own, such as An Intimate Portrait of R L S by His Stepson (1924). Fanny Osbourne (née Vandegrift) and Samuel Osbourne, a lieutenant on the State Governor's staff, welcomed Lloyd Osbourne into the world in San Francisco. Isobel Osbourne, also known as "Belle," was born the year after their marriage, when Fanny was only seventeen years old. Samuel served in the American Civil War, traveled to California with a comrade who had tuberculosis, and then made his way through San Francisco to the Nevada silver mines. He sent his family there after settling there. Through New York City, the Panama Canal, San Francisco, and finally by wagons and stagecoach to the mining camps along the Reese River and the town of Austin in Lander County, Fanny, and the five-year-old Isobel undertook the arduous voyage.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 124 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357278001
  • ISBN-13: 9789357278003
  • Item Weight: 148.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 7.24 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics