I read the book. As some of the reviewrs had stated, the book does not read like unresearched. I have also read the Bible and the Koran. The author is giving some plain facts based on these books. When follwers of Christ can be called Christians there was nothing unusual to call the followers of Mohammed as Mohammedans. In fact this was the archaic word for thr muslims. The book gives a clear picture of the situations when Islam was born. Read it with an open mind.
Hearty, Humourous, Hilarious. Kipling in his elements. Read between the lines for some stinging remarks on the British snobbery and their views on the 'barbaric' simplicity of the natives. Lizbeth manifests the conflict between the native innocence and the civilised arrogance. Highly recommended.
This book and the sequel are real movie stuff like Pirates of the Caribbean. I wonder why they have not made a movie so far.
Good read for sea adventure buffs. Collingwood is the best in sea sories. All his books, especially, Across the Spanish Main, Adventures of Eric Blackburn, Pirate Island, Cruise of Esmeralda, are a treat to sea lovers. I also recommend Jeffrey Farnol's Black Bartlame's Treasure and it's sequal Martin Conisby's Vengeance.