EBB-TIDE is a south seas adventure written by TREASURE ISLAND author Robert Louis Stevenson and his stepson, Lloyd Osborne. The story follows three down-on-their luck men stranded in Tahiti; a failed English businessman, an American sea captain, and a cockney laborer. When a ship stricken with smallpox enters the harbor, the sea captain is hired to sail her on to Australia. The three hatch a plot to steal the cargo, but soon find themselves the victim of fraud themselves.
About the Author
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish novelist and writer. A sickly child, Stevenson was awkward and shy; he soon turned to writing. As an adult, Stevenson traveled extensively and enjoyed success with works such as KIDNAPPED, TREASURE ISLAND, and DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE.
Date of Birth:November 13, 1850
Date of Death:December 3, 1894
Place of Birth:Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Death:Vailima, Samoa
Education:Edinburgh University, 1875