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Treasure on the Southern Moor by Joshua A. Reynolds

Treasure on the Southern Moor

by Joshua A. Reynolds

Pages: 422

Dimensions: 5.06 x 7.81

  • JUVENILE FICTION - Historical - General
  • HISTORY - Europe - Great Britain - Georgian Era (1714-1837)

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781545607206

Price : $22.49

The thrill of the sea - the song of the ocean winds - out sails and up anchor! - guided by the compass and stars - as a poet once said, "to the lonely sea and sky". It is the eighteenth century, and the sailing vessel is the only way to travel the raging seas. The Southern Moor sets sails from England to Africa with a crew of forty-two persons, guided by a captain with his son and daughter, where those of the trusted crew hope to find treasure with only the guidance of a map and old friend of the captain's had given him and a handful of the treasure itself, brought back from the African shoreline. With the smell of cooking from the galley, you may find them about on the weather decks reefing the sails of lashing down the ship's boats, or listen to the captain play on his fipple flute with the accompaniment of the cello and violin. Hear the ocean waves lap against the bows, or have cataracts of sea water come flooding over the main deck in the midst of a raging storm. 
   In Plymouth, England, there are those few friends of the captain who wonder if he will ever return. Is the Southern Moor, newly finished vessel and never before tested in the ocean waters, strong enough to sail through storms and  cannon fire to reach the warm lands of the African shoreline and make the same journey back? With all of its rectangular sails billowing in the wind, bowsprit brass tip of heather shining in the sunlight, and the polish of the wood shining without a fingerprint to be seen, the Southern Moor leaves the harbor of Sutton Pool to test itseld in the ocean and plough the stormy seas...

Joshua A. Reynolds writes to restore Christian virtues and family values back into society. He is a member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and holds to the reformed faith of Christendom. Russell Kirk's conservatism most closely aligns with his political views, and his desire is to redeem the innocence of the "permanent things" in literature. One of his main goals in storytelling is to allow the reader to understand better theology, history, and more wholesome ways of living in a simple imaginative way. Some of the authors that has inspired his imagination are C.S. Lewis, Edith Nesbit, Frances Burnett, Mary Dodge, Beatrix Potter, Kenneth Grahame, and Lewis Carroll. 
Over the course of many years, Joshua has also spend time re-enacting eighteenth century colonial history, and he plays the fife, rope-stretched snare drum, and Irish low whistle. 
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