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J. Meade Falkner - Moonfleet

J. Meade Falkner - Moonfleet

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Young John Trenchard lives with his aunt in the village of Moonfleet half a mile from the sea. His peaceful existence ends dramatically when he discovers a secret passage into the vault of the powerful Mohune family, who once had control of Moonfleet. Wild stories abound of blood-curling cries and horrific deaths, for here lies the notorious Blackbeard who, it is said, haunts the churchyard in search of a fabled but ill-gotten diamond. Yet instead of glittering treasure Trenchard find cargoes of contraband. Drawn into the dangerous, secretive world of smugglers it is not long before he is forced to flee the country. For John it seems as if the curse of the diamond is always with him and it is to be many years before he returns to Moonfleet although fate has a final hand to play...

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