Hugh Montgomery Voyage Of The Arctic Tern

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Voyage Of The Arctic Tern

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A extraordinary and epic sea adventure, vividly narrated in stirring verse. Things happen here in Plymouth in the winter; And of such things you'd surely never learn.; So take your seat and listen while I tell you; Of Bruno and his ship, The Arctic Tern...; The Voyage of the Arctic Tern is a classic tale of treason, treachery and treasure, sweeping across many centuries and different lands, from Scandinavia to Spain to the South West of England. At its heart is the ship's skipper, Bruno, cursed to a life of eternal wandering in a moment of greed and betrayal. His quest for release brings him to the court of the King of Spain and a battle with an ancient adversary, the villainous pirate Mad Dog Morgan. Can Bruno and his crew set right the wrongs of the past and present? Will good triumph over evil? How can the captain of the Arctic Tern ever find the redemption he seeks?

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Hugh Montgomery was born and brought up in Plymouth, on the south coast of England. "I have always had a love of the sea," he says. An avid diver, he spent most of his youth on or under the waves and was part of the team that salvaged Henry VIII’s flagship the Mary Rose. "It was at this time," he says, "that I met a real modern-day pirate, Bruno, who plundered wrecks from his ship The Arctic Tern." The author began writing THE VOYAGE OF THE ARCTIC TERN as a Christmas present for his young godchildren but didn’t finish it until three years later! After receiving a number of rejections, he decided to publish the book at his own expense. The risk paid off: every single copy was sold, and THE VOYAGE OF THE ARCTIC TERN won the Self-published Book of the Year Award and the Poetry Book of the Year Award 2000. When not writing epic adventure stories, Hugh Montgomery works as a physician and consultant in intensive care at University College London. He also led the group of researchers who discovered the first "gene for human fitness" in 1998.

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The pirates now had had enough.
Lord Morgan had gone raving mad!
So while he struggled at the wheel
They gathered up what things they had
And crept away to make escape.
They dropped the longboat off the stern,
Then leaped aboard and rowed away
From Mad Dog and The Arctic Tern.

So now, alone, Lord Morgan sailed,
And with each hour, frustration grew.
Curses on The Arctic Tern!
And curses on those twelve ships too!
For if he turned, Old Bruno's boat
Would spot this and would alter course.
And if he went the other way,
Those ghostly ships would head him off.

There thus was little he could do;
He couldn't even set a course.
The way he went was not his choice,
And every turn he made was forced.
But still, alone behind the wheel,
He struggled on with little sleep.
He'd suffer anything at all -
Would rather die than face defeat.

THE VOYAGE OF THE ARCTIC TERN by Hugh Montgomery. Text copyright (c) 2000, 2002 by Hugh Montgomery. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

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