The Moon Maidby Edgar Rice Burroughs
One night, soon after we entered the tropics, an awful storm burst upon our ship. The first squall of wind carried away two of our masts, and left only the foremast
One of the first works of juvenile fiction to feature exclusively juvenile heroes, the story relates the adventures of three boys marooned on a South Pacific island, the only survivors of a shipwreck.
One night, soon after we entered the tropics, an awful storm burst upon our ship. The first squall of wind carried away two of our masts, and left only the foremast standing. There was no room for me upon the lifeboat; but being left behind saved my life -- and the lives of Peterkin and Jack Martin, my two companions. "Come, boys," said Jack Martin in a grave tone as we stood on the quarterdeck awaiting our fate -- "You see it is impossible that the little boat can reach the shore, crowded with men." He had us take hold of a loose oar, and guided us to shelter on a deserted coral isle. . . . . . . and that is the beginning of my harrowing tale.
Meet the Author
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950) is the author of Tarzan of the Apes. His novels The Land That Time Forgot, Beyond Thirty, Pirates of Venus, and At the Earth's Core, are all available in the Bison Frontiers of Imagination series. Terry Bisson is a winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards and the author of In the Upper Room and Other Likely Stories and Voyage to the Red Planet.
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i received a different book from the one i thought i ordered. instead of the complete moon maid saga of three books which the website indicated was for sale i received a book that only contained the first of the three book saga on the moon. definitely not worth what i paid for it.