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The strange adventures of James Shervinton : and other stories. Louis Becke. From inside the book.
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Contents Section 1. Beck arrived at Mili Atoll on 17 January Becke remained as a passenger on the Leonora , until the ship was wrecked on 15 March during a storm while in Lele harbour at Kosrae. Becke was later arrested for piracy, but was acquitted in Brisbane at age Later in a shipwreck on Beru Island in the Gilbert Islands caused him to lose all he had;   Becke then worked in New Britain and was in Majuro by November However these stories must be read with caution as the line between fact and fiction-writing is unclear.
The strange adventure of James Shervinton and other stories,
Becke's earliest writing on Hayes was published, without attribution to Becke, in the novel A Modern Buccaneer , which was published by Thomas Alexander Browne under the pseudonym 'Rolf Boldrewood'. Following publication of A Modern Buccaneer , Becke wrote to Browne protesting at the use of his manuscript without any significant change, and without attribution of Becke's contribution of the manuscript. In he and his family went to Auckland , New Zealand, via Fiji ; then in the family travelled to Sydney, Australia.
Archibald began to contribute stories to The Bulletin , the first of which was ' Tis in the Blood appearing in the edition of 6 May Becke was fairly paid by the magazines for his stories, but his books were always sold outright and never on a royalty basis, he was not a wealthy man. Becke was in Sydney again in the middle of and died of cancer there on 18 February , working up until his death.
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He was survived by his wife and a daughter. Becke had said that any literary success he had achieved was due entirely to the training received from the editor of The Bulletin , J. Archibald , "who taught me the secrets of condensation and simplicity of language"   Once having learned this, Becke had a wealth of experience to draw upon and, though there was inevitably some monotony of theme, he wrote a very large number of stories that can still be read with interest, and show him to have been a writer of considerable ability.
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