The Mainland (Classic Reprint)

The Mainland (Classic Reprint)

by Grant Watson
     
 

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On the crest of a sand-dune under the shadow of a clump of stunted and wind-bent acacia bushes the boy, John Sherwin, sat at his ease and looked out over the Indian Ocean. The afternoon was calm with an occasional gust of wind to ruffle the surface of the sea, adding here and there a touch of green or purple to the deep blue of its smooth

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Excerpt from The Mainland

On the crest of a sand-dune under the shadow of a clump of stunted and wind-bent acacia bushes the boy, John Sherwin, sat at his ease and looked out over the Indian Ocean. The afternoon was calm with an occasional gust of wind to ruffle the surface of the sea, adding here and there a touch of green or purple to the deep blue of its smooth expanse.

John Sherwin, sixteen years old, was a well-formed, strong boy. He wore no clothes whatever, and his skin was tanned dark brown by constant exposure to the sun. His hair was long and matted and reached to his shoulders. It was red in colour, but so dark as to be in no way "sandy," rather the tint of dark mahogany with the sun on it. His neck was full and strong, well-proportioned to support the head with its mass of hair. As he moved indolently the muscles of his arms and neck slipped like live and alert animals under the smooth skin. His hips were narrow, his legs hard and well-tapered with no spare flesh on them, and his boy's belly was lean as a hound's. On his chin were a few adolescent hairs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331190875
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/11/2015
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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