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Read online Rites of Passage (To the Ends of the Earth, #1).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Rites of Passage (To the Ends of the Earth, #1) In the cabin of an ancient stinking warship bound for Australia a man writes a journal to entertain his godfather back in England With wit and disdain he records mounting tensions on board as an obsequious clergyman attracts the animosity of the tyrannical captain and surly crew by William Golding

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Rites of Passage (To the Ends of the Earth, #1)
Title:Rites of Passage (To the Ends of the Earth, #1)
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Number of Pages:278
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction
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