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By Reef And Palm

Louis Becke

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ISBN : 9780836934403
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George Lewis Becke (1855 1913) was an Australian short-story writer and novelist. As a child Becke twice ran away and when he turned 16 he was a stowaway on a ship bound for Samoa. At age 18 Becke met William Bully Hayes who later became a centralMoreGeorge Lewis Becke (1855 1913) was an Australian short-story writer and novelist. As a child Becke twice ran away and when he turned 16 he was a stowaway on a ship bound for Samoa. At age 18 Becke met William Bully Hayes who later became a central character in Beckes writings. When shipwrecked in 1874 Becke was arrested as a pirate and was later acquitted. A collection of his stories from the Bulletin was published in By Reef and Palm in England (1894). The Table of Contents includes, CHALLIS THE DOUBTER, TIS IN THE BLOOD, THE REVENGE OF MACY OSHEA, THE RANGERS OF TIA KAU, PALLOUS TALOI, A BASKET OF BREAD-FRUIT, ENDERBYS COURTSHIP, LONG CHARLEYS GOOD LITTLE WIFE, THE METHODICAL MR BURR OF MAJURU, A TRULY GREAT MAN, THE DOCTORS WIFE, THE FATE OF THE ALIDA, THE CHILIAN BLUEJACKET, and BRANTLEY OF VAHITAHI.