R.M. Ballantyne's Gascoyne, the Sandal Wood Trader
Hardback; 4th Printing Revised Edition; ISBN 9781934554210
On a small island in the heart of the Pacific, a colony of settlers receives a visit from a mysterious man known as the Sandal Wood trader. Some say he’s a pirate while others believe he is exactly what he claims—a harmless trader. Join Henry, Bumpus, Reverend Mason, and a host of other memorable characters as they unravel the mystery of who this trader really is. Are the settlers about to be robbed and destroyed? Or, is this man’s assistance necessary for the survival of the colony?
While working through this puzzling dilemma, our heroes endure a host of obstacles and trials to overcome, battling hostile natives, mounting rescues for kidnapped friends, witnessing maritime battles around the coral islands, and ultimately discovering the importance of forgiveness and redemption.