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The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
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Riddle of the Sands

by Erskine Childers

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Maps are in separate "TIFF" files, which may [not at this time. . .]
or may not be available at PG. "Riddle" is said to be one of the best
spy and sailing yarns ever written.

An HTML version of "Riddle" (the basis of this text)is available at along with a biography of Erskine
Childers. The story reflects on an earlier time when men and guns
crossed easily across frontiers and the most important thing to take
on a cruise besides a "prismatic compass" was a pound of your
favorite pipe tobacco.]

The Riddle of the Sands (1903)

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