People who liked The Lost Island (1954) will like this too. It's another Irish sea mystery without the ghostliness of the...

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THE SAN SEBASTIAN

People who liked The Lost Island (1954) will like this too. It's another Irish sea mystery without the ghostliness of the former, but supplied with international brigandry instead. The time is about 1850 and young Pat Hernon is saddled with a situation when he finds the old sailing ship San Sebastian abandoned on the rocks near home. Pat meets two fugitives then- Manuel and Juan, each of whom claim rights to the ship while accusing the other of theft. Their background they say is Chilean- and though their stories are proved false they are not entirely so, for later the San Sebastian is proved to have a cargo of gold from the Chilean revolutionary funds and Manuel and Juan are members of a gang of water thieves operating as fishermen from Spain. Side plots and historical highlights whip up to more than sea breezes.

Pub Date: Sept. 13, 1954

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1954