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Do you know the name and author of this book
Many years ago, as in 10 to 20 years, I was at a boat show and bought a book from an unlikely looking couple that had a booth. The man was Caucasian about 50. The woman was very young 20’s maybe and looked Polynesian. Their story according to the book was that he was sailing by himself in some out of the way place and attempted to make small talk with a pretty girl at a store where she worked. It was hard as neither knew the others language. A short time later he was very surprised to hear a knock on his hull and saw the girl asking to board. They tried to talk the best they could and he stopped to see her and she visited his boat a few time during the course of just a few days.
He was very very surprised to meet up with the girl and a large contingency of her angry male relatives. He couldn’t understand the argument between the girl and her father and other men. She eventually made it very clear what the deal was. She crossed the short gap between her and the sailor and grabbed him by the arm and really blasted her family. He did not know the details but the body language was clear, he now had crew whether he liked it or not.
In the following weeks he found out that she had had a dream that an older white man would sail in and take her away. She was from a very strict family and her coming on board his boat by herself was essentially an offer of marriage.
There are a couple of other stories but that is the main one.
Anyone know the title of this book? I suspect it was a vanity press book I may have been the only one naive enough to have paid money for it.
I think of it on occasion however, and would like to find it if possible.
Last edited by davidpm; 11-24-2007 at 08:42 PM.