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Vanaki, the Strong Swimmer single work   prose  
Issue Details: First known date: 1908... 1908 Vanaki, the Strong Swimmer
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Vanaki, a young plantation worker, is picked up swimming between two islands. He is fleeing after accidentally killing a man who had attacked him. He is taken on as a crew member, but it is not until a meeting with another ship's captain that Vanaki's remarkable abilities are revealed.

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    y separately published work icon The Call of the South Louis Becke , London : T. Fisher Unwin , 1908 Z325514 1908 single work non-fiction autobiography A description of the narrator's wanderings around Australia and the South Pacific. Much of the material appears to be autobiographical and he also relates a number of tales that were told to him during his travels. London : T. Fisher Unwin , 1908 pg. 219 - 230
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