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Max and the Smugglers

John Mogan

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ISBN : 9781425118440
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92 pages
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On his 10th birthday, Max is transported 3 centuries back in time to 1706. He is kidnapped to be a cabin boy on a trading ship which plies trade between Quebec in the north and Cuba in the south. The ship visits each major port, and Max quicklyMoreOn his 10th birthday, Max is transported 3 centuries back in time to 1706. He is kidnapped to be a cabin boy on a trading ship which plies trade between Quebec in the north and Cuba in the south. The ship visits each major port, and Max quickly figures out that the captain smuggles French liquor and wine from the north, and Cuban rum from the south with the other goods he carries. His adventures involve an old enmity between his captain and an arrogant captain in the Royal Navy, Blackbeard the pirate, and voodoo in Haiti. He befriends a physically disfigured boy, and becomes the official scribe for the crew, none of whom can write.For 16 months he is trapped in the 18th century, and gains first-hand experience of the British colonies before the war of the secession. That he speak both English and French, and studied some karate in his 20th century school help him through this difficult trip in time. The return poses three possibilities: (a) he may return to his own time, or (b)he may be trapped in the 18th century, or (c) he may end up in another century through another time-warp. These are the problems facing him throughout the book.