Transport: Spring Odyssey

Lyle Tara, a reckless 19-year-old Irish lad, is that possessed of the sea that his mother's heart sometimes aches. Since he was a shaver along the Santa Cruz waterfront, on California's Monterey Bay, fishermen had taught him the ways of sailing, knew him as a lad to trust with a boat. But no boy with the sea in his heart can scan the horizon long without yearning. Lyle Tara yearned to sail the 3,000-odd miles to Cocos Island, off the Costa Rican coast, where legend says pirates of the Spanish Main used to bury...

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