Well written, but ultimately anticlimactic story. I enjoyed several scenes in this tale and was hoping for an ending to make the uninteresting parts worth trudging through, but was sadly dissapointed. Would not recommend.
This later became "The Pirates of Zan".... it's one of my favourite books... he really shows off his tongue in cheek streak, here.
...but there are the illustrations missing which is bad because it is a real comic - you'd have a look at them certainly!