Adventure [NOOK Book]

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Follows the "Adventure" of a plantation owner in the Solomon islands. Be warned, quite a bit of racism, and it doesn't seem to have any underlying message about that being a bad thing. Definitely one of those books that is a product of its time:
"He was a very sick white man. He rode pick-a-back on a woolly-headed, black-skinned savage, the lobes of whose ears had been pierced and stretched until one had torn out, while the other carried a circular block of carved wood three ...
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Follows the "Adventure" of a plantation owner in the Solomon islands. Be warned, quite a bit of racism, and it doesn't seem to have any underlying message about that being a bad thing. Definitely one of those books that is a product of its time:
"He was a very sick white man. He rode pick-a-back on a woolly-headed, black-skinned savage, the lobes of whose ears had been pierced and stretched until one had torn out, while the other carried a circular block of carved wood three inches in diameter. The torn ear had been pierced again, but this time not so ambitiously, for the hole accommodated no more than a short clay pipe. The man-horse was greasy and dirty, and naked save for an exceedingly narrow and dirty loin-cloth; but the white man clung to him closely and desperately. At times, from weakness, his head drooped and rested on the woolly pate. At other times he lifted his head and stared with swimming eyes at the cocoanut palms that reeled and swung in the shimmering heat. He was clad in a thin undershirt and a strip of cotton cloth, that wrapped about his waist and descended to his knees. On his head was a battered Stetson, known to the trade as a Baden-Powell. About his middle was strapped a belt, which carried a large-calibred automatic pistol and several spare clips, loaded and ready for quick work."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605012087
  • Publisher: MobileReference
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Mobi Classics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 528,929
  • File size: 288 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    A nights battle part two(windblaze)

    Windpaw smiled when he got his name.' Windblaze.' He repeated in his head. When they left he saw how close Shadewhisker was to his crush." Hey Coltstail Eaglewing and Shadewhisker." He said. Coltstail smiled her usual hostile blue eyes were warm.' She may...no. she doesnt.' He thought sighing." Wats wrong?" She said as Eaglewing whispered excitedly. He noticed how close they were. Then a smell......" Badgers!" Eaglewing cried as the beast stomped out. Shadewhisker was in battle. Coltstail slipped and got slapped by the badger.

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  • Posted July 9, 2012

    welcome to the adventurer!

    welcome to the adventurer!

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2015

    &starf Brownstripe's Biography &starf

    Brownstripe. My name is Brownstripe. I am an tom. I'm also a Seniour Warrior by now. I'm a very gentle, laid-back kinda cat. I absolutely have no temper at all, unlesd it is something outlandish, and ridiculous. I'm a light brown tabby, with lighter brown swirls on my pelt. My paws are socked in just a slightly darker brown, hardly noticable unless further inspection. My eyes are an icey-blue, but they hold great warmth to them. I don't know who my family is, besides Honeypool, and she is my sister. I do however consider Swiftnight my brother, because we have been through alot together. I have no crush, because I will always and forever love my mate, Petalstorm. Petalstorm and I have three kits together: Stripe-? (&male), Storm-? (&male), and Rose-? (&female). Our kits have ling since disappeared, but I hope they, along with Petalstorm, return some day. My history is short. Refer to Swiftnight's to understand it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2015

    &starf Swiftnight's Biography &starf

    Swiftnight. My name is Swiftnight. I was formerly known as Swiftwind, but I changed my name. I am an tom. I'm a Seniour Warrior now. I'm a very relaxed cat, and I don't really have a fiery side, or an sweet side. I'm inbetween. Just bland. I am an black-and-white tuxedo cat, with round golden eyes. The black extands down all of my legs, however the inner-part of my legs is white. My tail is tipped white, and my ears a tipped an odd smokey grey. I don't know any of my real family, although Brownstripe and I are very close, so I consider him a brother. My crush will always be Ivysong, and I pray to StarClan that she returns one day. My ex-mate is ShiningMoon, but I have no current mate. I have no kits, but I love them. And I hope one day Ivysong becomes my mate, and that we can have a family. I don't have a long history. I was born in the mountains, and when prey became scarce, I left. It was then I met Brownstripe and Honeypool, and we all traveled. We heard of the Pact Clans, especially of NorthClan being in need of cats. So, we joined NorthClan, learning the ways of a Clan. Honeypool, Brownstripe's sister, later on becomes deceased, caused by an fox. I have a scar on my right flank the diagonally stretches from my lower flank, to the upper right, all the way to my mid-back, aused by the foxes that prowled NorthClan's old territory at the time. Since then, Brownstripe and I have resided in NorthClan. The end! <p> P.S. Told by an RP-Point-Of-View! Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2015

    &starf Barkstorm's Biography &starf

    Barkstorm. My name is Barkstorm. Named by Jaystar, long, long ago. I am an tom. I'm older now, probably an Seniour Warrior at this point. I am a very calm cat, although very curious and nosey at times. I have a temper, but I don't snap easily unless provoked. I cannot stand Hawkstar, although, and will do anything possible to avoid him. I am an solid medium brown tom, having darker brown paws, tail tip, and tipped ears. My eyes are an bubbly blue, wide and round. My mother is Dawnpelt, and my father is Jayflame(?). Both have gone missing. I have a few siblings, of which I cannot remember. I have an younger sibling named Thistlestar, and he is the leader of SandClan currently. I have no crush, for I refuse to ever let myself love again. My mate, who is deceased now, is Snapdragon of HorseClan.. Our kits are Pine, and Fawn, rogues now. I haven't seen them in awhile, so perhaps they are dead. I don't know... I have a semi-long history. I was born in NorthClan, raised happily with my siblings, and friends. But one day, my brother Thistlekit ran off, and then later on, my friend Cloverkit. I found out later on they both joined SandClan, and became mates. As an apprentice, at a Gathering one night, I met the most beautiful shecat. Her name was Snappaw. We began to meet in secret every night, play fighting, and sharing future dreams. Once we became Warriors, we seen each other more often. Snapdragon's mother, Lilywolf, and NorthClan's leader, Jaystar, at the time, both found out. Lilywolf and Jaystar told us that we were never to meet again. Disobeying them, we met at a different location, our love only growing stronger. Unfortunately, Snapdragon became pregnant, and it wasn't easy to hide. Lilywolf found out, and I honestly think she wanted to tan my hide. We met in secret one last time, and she told me she was pregnant. I was very excited, but she seemed wrried. And she had a reason to be. When it came to birthing time, a little birdie told me, and I rushed to HorseClan as fast as I could. When I got there, I discovered my mate in a pool of blood, cats bawling around her. Yes, Snapdragon died. I think StarClan was trying to teach us a lesson for falling in love with a cat from a different Clan. It was then that I moved into HorseClan, wanting ti be near our kits, my last memory of Snaprdragon... Unfortunately Lilywolf among others held hostility towards me, and in the end I left. I came back to NorthClan for a short while, until one of Hawkstar's kits, Twilightbreeze, said she was going to live in SandClan. Knowing my brother lived there, I followed. But I didn't feel welcomed in SandClan, and not long after, I traveled back to NorthClan. Since then, things still haven't really been right. My mother disappeared, my father is missing as well, and my step father NightMountain died. My life is a wreck. Perhaps it will always be... (All of it: TRUE.) <p> P.S. Told from an RP-Point-Of-View! Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2015

    &starf Dartspeed's Biography &starf

    Dartspeed. My name is Dartspeed. As you can imagine, I get my name from my super fast speed. In fact, I've been dubbed as 'the fastest cat in NorthClan'. I am a shecat! Loud and proud! Hehe. I am an average-aged Warrior. My personality really depends, it can change at the flip of a switch. Although I am always, ALWAYS, very, very hyper for an adult. Very hyper... I am a very slender shecat, each step graceful, and ohmygosh ADORABLE. I think I am very beautiful, having stormy grey fur, short and sleek. My left forepaw is sleeved in smokey black (meaning black with dark grey swirls) up to my 'elbow'. The rest are just socked in an slightly darker white. My cheeks are 'freckled' with a slightly darker white, and my nose is pink, with specks of black. My eyes are to die for, an incredible electric yellow, enough to chill you to the bone with just one look. *Giggles* My bad, I just HAAAVE to remind you how da<_>rn gorgeous I am! I don't know my kin at all. My first ever crush was Kamismoke (Aurorastar/Imperialecho rped him at the time), but he was Medicine Cat and the chances of us ever falling in love was ZERO. Then, I began to fall for ThistleTail, buuuut, he left NorthClan. Go figure. I have no mate, but I wouldn't mind having one. And I'm desperate for one, either. But I am very loveable. I have no kits, although I adopted a fox cub once, named Apple, that an NorthClanner (whose name I've forgotten) killed. She didn't know she was my daughter... But it still hurt. BAD. Meh... History, history! I just came to NorthClan and lived! Ha! No long history for meh! <p> P.S. Told from an RP-Point-Of-View! Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2015

    &starf Firepaw's Biography &starf

    Firepaw. My name is Firepaw. I am the reincarnated shecat of Lavapelt, daughter of Hawkstar, mother of FlameTiger, and CoalPelt. I am an shecat, as you may have guessed. I'm Warrior-aged, and just waiting for my Warrior Ceremony right now. My personality? I'm a very sweet, and good-natured cat. My intentions are to never hurt one, and I certainly love cheering others up. Alot, might I add. I don't normally ever have a temper, unless you give me a reason to. However, I am defiant, and loyal, and stand up for what I believe in most. I can be a little goofy at times, and I get embarrassed quite easily. I'm a solid fiery red shecat, a little mini-sun. My eyes are a beautiful hazel-y colour, rimmed with very, very dark brown, and flecked with golden all around. My eyes have an ember tint to them ever so slightly. Perhaps it reflects off my pelt. One may never know. As of now, I have no biological family. As my past self, Lavapelt, I had lots of family. That family includes: Hawkstar being my father. My mother being TangleBranch. My sister being Jetfrost. And my brother RussetSnow. I have other family in my past life, but let's keep it simple, m'kay? Good. I certainly do not have a crush. I'm not looking for love. Although I am not looking for love, and mate and kits would be nice someday when I am older. My history? I was born to TangleBranch, and Hawkfeather/star. My father killed my mother while we were all still kits. Although I seemed to still love my father after learning this, Jetfrost and RussetSnow drifted away. Eventually my father moved to NorthClan, and I followed. I became deputy to Jaystar at one point, and became mates with an handsome tom named Tigerfrost. I went to visit my sister one day, and while away, gave birth to Tigerfrost and I's kits. But sadly, being so young, I lost alot of blood, and eventually bled out. My sister carried my un-named kits to NorthClan, as that was the last thing I could request before my final breath. From there on out, I have no clue what happened. As Firepaw, I was born to a rogue, named Iggy. I never knew who my father was, and my mother eventually abandoned me. I fended for myself from four moons on, until I found a cat named Lion. He raised me, and taught me everything I now know about my family. I came to learn that Lion had been the mate of the now deceased Jetfrost. We stumbled back into his old Clan, and I lived there for awhile. However, I got ignored often, so I finally gave up and snuck out one night. After doing so, I searched for NorthClan. Following the trails of the old scents I knew, I found everyone... And here I reside... Well, that sums it up! (All true by the way.) <p> P.S. Told from an RP-Point-Of-View. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2015

    &starf FlameTiger's Biography &starf

    FlameTiger. My name is FlameTiger. It's an unique name, right? Well, Dawnpelt adopted me after my mother died, and named my brother and I. I was named FlameTiger in honour of my father Tigerfrost, although he abandoned my brother and I right after my mother died. (True story T~T) I'm a tom. I'm growing older, but I'm not quite an Seniour Warrior yet. My personality depends on you. I snap easily, although I usually keep a cool attitude. I'm a little flirty, but I'm handsome so I might as well use that charm, eh? Heh. I'm a little furball, I know. I'ma fiery red tabby, my fur gleams in the sunlight. I'm like a mini-sun, my fur is THAT orangey-red. I'm very handsome, might I add. Black tips my ears, my toes, and my muzzle. My stripes are also black, so I guess I'm like a mini-tiger, too. Imagine that... My mother is Lavapelt, reincarnated as Firepaw. My father is Tigerfrost. My brother is CoalPelt. My Grandfather is Hawkstar. At the time, when I was born, Aurorastar was my Grandmother. My Godmother was Jetfrost, now deceased... Can we just establish something. Yes! Yes I have a crush! Senpai, Poppycloud/star! I'm your biggest fan! No, I don't have a mate... And frankly I'd be suprised if Poppycloud/star ever liked me back. She's a fiesty one! I don't have any kits, but I wouldn't mind having some someday. Hm. My history, eh? Well, my pregnant mother left to a unknown Clan, and gave birth to my brother and I. My mother died while giving birth, and Jetfrost brought us back to NorthClan. Dawnpelt raised my brother and I, and shortly after receiving his Warrior name, my brother disappeared. It was then I became colder, drifting towards the dark, and evil side. But recently, I've began to fall for a shecat, and I no longer support my Grandfather or his decisions. I sound like a creepy stalker, I know... Heh. I think that's it... Meh. <p> P.S. Told from an RP-Point-Of-View! Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2015

    &starf Kamismoke's Biography &starf

    Kamismoke. My name is Kamismoke. Haha, many dom't know what my name even means. I suggest you look up 'Kami'. It may or may not give yah a clue... I'm a tom. I'm average-aged. I'm currently NorthClan's Medicine Cat and I don't plan on retiring any time soon. My personality is different than a normal cat's. I'm calm, and gentle, and I have a soft side... But you might as well call me two-faced. Because I also have the temper of my father. It takes alot, but when I finally snap... There is no telling what will happen... It's a curse, I know. But I cannot help it... My looks are sort of similar to my father's. I'm a dark brown tabby, just like him. But my stripes are black, unlike his. I also have light brown hindpaws, and a lighter brown muzzle. My eyes are a milky-coloured silver. Yes, I am blind. And I have been since birth. I have alot of kin... My mother is Aurorastar, reincarnated as Imperialecho. My father is Hawkstar. My siblings include Twilightbreeze, BlueFlame, Scarletsun, Silentshot, and Mottlefur. I hope that includes all of them. My father also has other kits, that would be my half-siblings. I don't know who they are, just that they exist. (Refer to my father's biography below.) I have never had a crush, or a mate, or kits. I am an Medicine Cat, and such things are not permitted. My history isn't that long, I was born and raised in NorthClan, and my mother along with my siblings have diappeared... Hm. I think that includes it... <p> P.S. Told from an RP-Point-Of-View. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2015

    &starf Hawkstar's Biography &starf

    I'm going to try something different. You tell me if you like it, or if it should go. If everyone likes it, then I will do all of my bios here on out the same :) <p> ... <p> ... <p> ... <p> ... <p> ... <p> Hawkstar. My name is Hawkstar. I also have formerly been known as Hawkfeather, Lostspirit, Loststar, Hawk, Linkedspell, then Hawkspirit. Why so many names changes, you ask? Well, I have had a very complicated past. So with every name ruined, I tried to take on a new one for fresh start. It hardly worked, seeing as we all know who I am and who I have always been... I'm a tom, if you don't know. I'm getting older, but I'm not an elder yet. My personality is usually cold and ruthless, no matter how many times I have tried to change... Yes, I've tried. I once spent many nights crying to Aurorastar, or Imperialecho. I would plead for her to believe in me, and like a fool... Like the soft-hearted cat she was... She believed me. I believed me. I fooled us all. Deep down, I wanted to change. Not for me, not for the Clan... I wanted to for Imperialecho. But I finally gave up, and so did she. I'm a dark brown tabby, with a small patch of white on my stomach and chest. My eyes are an ice blue, always cold, and seemingly emotionless. Notice the word 'SEEMINGLY.' I do have emotions. But I hide them. I have a fairly large family, but I will only mention that Frogleap is my father, and Starflare is my mother. I don't have a crush, I don't even care about love at this point, honestly. I have quite a few ex-mates, but those only worthy of being mentioned are AmberTail, amd Imperialecho. AmberTail and I had one kit, named Seedstorm. Seedstorm is deceased. Imperialecho and I have many kits. BlueFlame (&female<_>), Twilightbreeze (&female<_>), Kamismoke (&male<_>), Silentshot (&female<_>), Scarletsun (&male<_>), and Mottlefur (&male<_>). I hope that that is all of them, I may have forgotten one. If so, my apologies. I have other kits, including Firepaw (&female<_>), who is an reincarnation of my daughter Lavapelt. Darkstrike (&male<_>), who is the reincarnation of my daughter Jetfrost. There is also Karma (&female), Hawkflare (&male), Darksilence/Speckledgrass (&male), and Ravenstrike (&male). Erm, again, my memory is frail, I might have forgotten a few of my kits... Yeah, lots of kits. Please note that Firepaw, and Darkstrike are not biologically my kits now. But their old selves used to be. So I just count them as my kits. My past is very long and complicated... I don't like talking about it to anybody. Especially my kit-hood, and apprentice-hood. So don't ask... Actually do me a favour, and don't ask at all. You may end up being hung from a tree by your tail. Now... I'd like to add a little something...<p>Imperialecho, oh Imperialecho. I add this, because it is necessary. I remember crying each night, trying to work our relationship out. We had revolved our lives around each other, mostly since the day we first met. I remember your crazy nephew, Lightningtail... And your long and complicated past, worse than mine... I remember the times we spent in camp at night, talking, and laughing, and play fighting. Never in my life would I have thought this would have ended so badly. I've doubted myself for so long, wondering where I belong to. It's not where. It's who. And I belong to you. Every part of me regrets the day I laid a paw on you. I just- snapped... I'm sorry. I love you. Goodbye. You know what I mean.<p>P.S. This was all RP-Point-Of-View xD Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2014

    Fawn

    I walk inn. ( l am a human. )

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2014

    Dawny

    The elf walked in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2014

    Demonic & Angelic

    Two dragons entered,the she dragon pure black with red eyes and a spiky mace-like tail perfect for battle.the male dragon was white with golden eyes."i am Demonic.this is my brother Angelic.might we join?"Demonic asked.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2014

    Can I help?

    ~ Whisper

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2014

    To below

    Please tel us you bio and weapons then you may proceed to the next res.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    Please ineed a freind contact me by rock

    Contact me by rock

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2014

    Awesome

    Awesome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Fionna

    =[ :D)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Any one want to date?

    I have blue eyes Brown hair I am skinny im a girl I am so sweet so my friends say PLEASE DATE ME over nook on adventurr

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    I shall join

    My favorite song is TNT mine craft name is bananaman

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