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The Ebb-Tide

Lloyd Osbourne

Three men down on their luck in Tahiti agree to ship out on a vessel whose officers have died of smallpox. Their desperate venture inspires them to a further idea: they will steal the schooner and its cargo of champagne, sell them, and live a plentiful life. The thought is intoxicating... and so is the cargo, which they sample. Inattention nearly brings them to grief in a sudden storm. This sobering experience is followed by another - apparently the dead officers had a similar ambition! - and their dreams of riches vanish. Then, nearly out of provisions and deep in the heart of the Pacific where the chart shows no land - they happen on a small isle only hinted at in the records and never mapped. Saved! But what is this? The island hides a pearl fishery? In the ebb-tide of fortune, what new villainy will the three attempt? (Summary by Mark F. Smith)

Three men down on their luck in Tahiti agree to ship out on a vessel whose officers have died of smallpox. Their desperate venture inspires them to a further idea: they will steal the schooner and its cargo of champagne, sell them, and live a plentiful life. The thought is intoxicating... and so is the cargo, which they sample. Inattention nearly brings them to grief in a sudden storm. This sobering experience is followed by another - apparently the dead officers had a similar ambition! - and their dreams of riches vanish. Then, nearly out of provisions and deep in the heart of the Pacific where the chart shows no land - they happen on a small isle only hinted at in the records and never mapped. Saved! But what is this? The island hides a pearl fishery? In the ebb-tide of fortune, what new villainy will the three attempt? (Summary by Mark F. Smith)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Three men down on their luck in Tahiti agree to ship out on a vessel whose officers have died of smallpox. Their desperate venture inspires them to a further idea: they will steal the schooner and its cargo of champagne, sell them, and live a plentiful life. The thought is intoxicating... and so is the cargo, which they sample. Inattention nearly brings them to grief in a sudden storm. This sobering experience is followed by another - apparently the dead officers had a similar ambition! - and their dreams of riches vanish. Then, nearly out of provisions and deep in the heart of the Pacific where the chart shows no land - they happen on a small isle only hinted at in the records and never mapped. Saved! But what is this? The island hides a pearl fishery? In the ebb-tide of fortune, what new villainy will the three attempt? (Summary by Mark F. Smith)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

28:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

50:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

32:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

30:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

46:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:16