A Son of the Sun

Author: Jack London
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 57,711 / 172 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.2
LoC Category: PS
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Added to site: 2007.06.30
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Genre: Adventure
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David Grief was once a light-haired, blue-eyed youth who came from Englandto the South Seas in search of adventure. Tanned like a native and aslithe as a tiger, he became a real son of the sun. The life appealed tohim and he remained and became very wealthy.

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er hung on his right hip in plain sight. But in his mind was recollection of the other revolver under the pillow.

"Huh!" Griffiths sneered. "You've got everybody in the Solomons hypnotized, but let me tell you you ain't got me. Now I'm going to throw you off my vessel, along with your admiralty warrant, but first you've got to do something. Lift up that log-book."

The other glanced curiously at the log-book, but did not move.

"I tell you I'm a sick man, Grief; and I'd as soon shoot you as smash a cockroach. Lift up that log-book, I say."

Sick he did look, his lean face working nervously with the rage that possessed him. Grief lifted the book and set it aside. Beneath lay a written sheet of tablet paper.

"Read it," Griffiths commanded. "Read it aloud."

Grief obeyed; but while he read, the fingers of his left hand began an infinitely slow and patient crawl toward the butt of the weapon under the pillow.

"On board the ketch Willi-Waw, Bombi Bight, Island of Anna,

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