14 year-old John Jacob Turnstile is about to be sent to prison when an offer is put to him – a ship has been refitted and is about to set sail with an important mission. The captain’s valet has been injured and a replacement must be found immediately. The deal is struck and he finds himself on board.
The ship is HMS Bounty, the captain is William Bligh, and their destination is Tahiti.
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“A cracking adventure story”
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