A publishing event twenty-five years in the making: the long awaited sequel to the unforgettable post-apocalyptic fantasy, "Ariel."
"Mind what you're doing! Come down directly, you young dog! Ah, I thought as much. There, doctor: a job for you." It was on board the great steamer Chusan, outward bound from the port of London for Rockhampton, Moreton Bay, and Sydney, by the north route, with a heavy cargo of assorted goods such as are wanted in the far south Colonies, and some fifty passengers, for the most part returning from a visit to the Old Country. "Visit" is a very elastic word-it may mean long or short. In Carey Cranford's case it was expressed by the former, for it had lasted ten years, during which he had been left by his father with one of his uncles in London, so that he might have the full advantage of an English education before joining his parents in their adopted land.
Boy detectives search for Richard Wong a college student because his little brother needs an adult to sign for his medical care. The search takes the boys to Santa Cruz and the Boardwalk. Here they are involved in a kidnapping, carnies with evil intent, and throngs of kids all of whom look like Richard Wong. How they find Richard at last is...
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