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Isle o' Dreams   By: (1877-)

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Isle o' Dreams by Frederick Ferdinand Moore takes readers on a mesmerizing journey through the enchanting world of the sea. This captivating tale blends vivid imagery, compelling characters, and an engaging plot to deliver a truly enchanting reading experience.

Set on a remote island surrounded by endless stretches of the ocean, Moore's novel invites readers to immerse themselves in a world where fantasies come alive. The protagonist, Samuel, is a young man plagued by a wistful longing for adventure and discovery. As fate would have it, he stumbles upon an old journal filled with mysterious stories about a hidden island that grants its visitors their deepest desires. Fuelled by a mix of curiosity and yearning, Samuel embarks on a perilous quest to find this mythical Isle o' Dreams.

Moore's writing effortlessly transports readers to a world brimming with both beauty and danger. His vivid descriptions of the island's landscapes, adorned with lush tropical forests, pristine white sand beaches, and emerald waters teeming with life, breathe life into the pages. The author's meticulous attention to detail enables readers to easily visualize the serene island paradise or feel the salty breeze caressing their skin.

The characters in Isle o' Dreams are equally captivating. Samuel evolves from a curious young man to a hero driven by purpose and determination. His subtle character development adds depth to the narrative, allowing readers to invest emotionally in his personal journey. Along the way, he encounters a myriad of intriguing characters, each with their own motivations and desires, further enriching the story.

The plot of Isle o' Dreams is not merely a quest for a hidden island; it delves into deeper themes such as self-identity, redemption, and the power of dreams. The narrative cleverly weaves together elements of fantasy, adventure, and introspection, creating a unique hybrid that keeps readers hooked from start to finish.

One aspect of the novel that truly stands out is Moore's ability to infuse profound philosophical and moral questions into the story without overwhelming the reader. As Samuel searches for his own truths, readers are prompted to reflect on their aspirations, the importance of understanding oneself, and the potential consequences of unfettered desires.

Isle o' Dreams is a remarkable book that enchants readers with its skillful storytelling, vivid imagery, and heartfelt exploration of human longing. Frederick Ferdinand Moore's mastery of the written word shines through in his ability to transport readers to a world of fantasies and self-discovery. This novel is a must-read for those seeking an escape from reality and a profound exploration of the human spirit.

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ISLE O' DREAMS

[Illustration: "Come up closer so I can look into the boat," commanded Trask ]

ISLE O' DREAMS

BY

FREDERICK F. MOORE

Author of "The Devil's Admiral," "The Sailor Girl," Etc.

[Illustration]

FRONTISPIECE BY RALPH PALLEN COLEMAN

Garden City New York DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY 1920

COPYRIGHT, 1917, 1920, BY DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, INCLUDING THAT OF TRANSLATION INTO FOREIGN LANGUAGES, INCLUDING THE SCANDINAVIAN

To MARJORIE

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. Robert Trask Arrives in Manila from Amoy 3

II. Dinshaw Tells of His Island 19

III. Captain Dinshaw Pulls a Long Bow 33

IV. Captain Jarrow Goes Cruising in Strange Waters 50

V. Jarrow Does and Says Queer Things 64

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