THE ROARING 40 by Nan Chauncy


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Another story of prospector Dave Lorenny, who takes his boy Badge ""fossicking"" up and around Port Davey on the wreck-strewn Tasmanian coast, a latitude which the sailors dubbed the Roaring 40. Father and son join Vik Viking, looking for a ""lump of gold as big as a baby's head"". Instead they find the derelict wild one, a boy named Ned, who almost doesn't communicate at all until they take him home with them- eventually to unite him with his uncle. The story is sturdy and likable but the dialect may be something of a tussock for the less ambitious reader to walk through although there is a glossary.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1963
Publisher: Watts