J.C Mills. The
Strange Voyage of the Raconteur
on it all now, I suppose that particular morning didn't really start up
differently than any other. There might have been one of those crazy signs
out there; you know, the kind that tips you off to the fact that something
bizarre is about to happen--an eerie halo around the rising sun, a
weird-shaped cloud, or even a cryptic headline on the front page of the
first edition. But I ran past the blue, dented news-paper box that teetered
at the southeast corner of Port Street that morning without even glancing
up, unaware that my whole life was about to be turned on end and changed
Joe has a tough life, his mother and father are always fighting and school is a mess. The only place he seems to find peace is the marina. Sitting and watching the boats, Joe is at peace with the world. But something wonderful is about to happen, something that will explain all the questions about Joe's past. Joe has no idea of what is about to happen to him when he sees the boat pull up to the dock. A strange craft, with an ancient flag. Crewed by an old man with eyes the color of the sea and a large black dog. The Raconteur. It's arrival sends Joe on a journey into the past; his past, Zen's past, as well as the pasts of many others. Following clues and stories from long ago, Joe is about to embark on the greatest quest of all.
words have somehow found their way to you, and if you have read them and
understood them, and felt that indescribable tingle down your spine, just as
I once did, then you already know what could lay ahead. One day the
Raconteur might sail out of the mist towards you. And if it does, you
will discover that these pieces of paper you now hold in her hand fit
perfectly into her logbook. These pages complete the accounts, thus far, of
all her masters. The next entry of course, will be yours to write."
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