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Tales of the Fish Patrol
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date September 18, 2015
Pages 84
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781517394431
ISBN-10 1517394430
Dimensions 0.19 by 6.69 by 9.61 in.
Original list price $5.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney,] January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone. In this classic collection of stories drawn from his own experiences, the author looks back on his days as a teenager aboard the fishing boats of San Francisco Bay. In the early 1900s, men of all stripes descended on these waters to plunder its rich oyster beds. To stop the run on the waters, a patrol was established. Jack London began his youthful adventures on the wrong side of the law, as an oyster pirate. But conscience and common sense got the better of him, and at the age of 16 he became a member of the Fish Patrol. Dedicated to enforcing the many laws that were passed to protect the fish, the Fish Patrol had many death-defying encounters with the pirates. These 7 short stories, based both on Jack's experiences and those of his fellow deputies, describe these incredible encounters. Includes: - White and Yellow - The King of the Greeks - A Raid on the Oyster Pirates - The Siege of the "Lancashire Queen - Charley's Coup - Demetrios Contos - Yellow Handkerchief

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