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Tim Piggot-Smith reads J. Meade Falkner's exciting tale of a boy who gets caught up in a dangerous adventure with smugglers and treasure. Orphaned John Trenchard is just 15 when his adventures begin...Growing up by the sea in the village of Moonfleet, John is captivated by the local legend of the ghostly Blackbeard, who rises on winter nights to search for his lost treasure. However, by accidentally discovering a secret passage under the churchyard, John stumbles on the true secret of the village: smuggling. Little does he know that becoming involved in the illegal trade leads to him being accused of murder - with a reward for his capture. He is forced to leave home and goes on the run. Will he be able to clear his name? And can he finally track down Blackbeard's treasure?
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Moonfleet (1898) is both a mystery and an adventure story, a tale of smuggling set among the cliffs, caves, and downs of Dorset. The mystery is in the outcome of the conflict between the smugglers and the revenue men, the adventure in how the hero, John Trenchard, discovers the secret of Colo.
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Book Description Paperback. Moonfleet is a tale of smuggling royal treasure and shipwreck first published in 1898. The book was extremely popular among children worldwide up until the 1970s, mostly for its themes of adventure and gripping storyline. It remains a popular story widely read and is still sometimes studied in schools. The year is 1757; the place is Moonfleet, a small village near the sea in the south of England. It gets its name from a formerly prominent local family, the Mohunes. Village legend tells of the notorious Colonel John "Blackbeard" Mohune who is buried in the family crypt under the church. He is reputed to have stolen a diamond from King Charles I and hidden it. His ghost wanders at night looking for it and the mysterious lights in the churchyard are attributed to his activities. 1991. A near fine copy only marked by light browning to the edge of the text block. Seller Inventory # 5985633