MASSACRE INLET by Edward S. Fox

MASSACRE INLET

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is the traditional escape story wrapped in the flora of 16th century Florida. It begins with a shipwreck in which Guy Beaumont, aged 16, his father, and a few other survivors are miraculously tossed up on a beach. But they are far from their destination and surrounded by hostile Indians and more hostile Spaniards. Guy's companions, including his father, are soon slaughtered by Spaniards at ""Massacre Inlet,"" and Guy, wracked with fatigue and hunger, runs here and there through the wilds bumping into Spaniards and Indians and effecting nick-of-time escapes. All the characters line up to their Hollywood images: the Spaniards are greedy and brutal; the Indians strong, silent and cunning; the escaped Negro slave consumed with a reasonable hatred of his oppressors. And the escapes are not ingenious. Low-level relaxation and highly questionable history.

Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 1965
Publisher: Doubleday