By Vincent Smith
The tale levels from the wild southern coast of Australia to the jungles of the Cape York Peninsula and the wild unexplored islands of Melanesia, the place brutal sea captains kidnapped natives to paintings as digital slave labourers, and missionaries risked their lives to forestall them.
It can be a story of a girl torn among her love for God and the paintings she feels referred to as to do, and her love for a guy made up our minds to make his fortune.
Vincent Smith grew up in an business city in England and moved to Australia whilst he used to be 16. It was once then that he fell lower than the spell of the islands of the South West Pacific and their turbulent background. For the prior part century he has served as a minister and chaplain to the Australian military, police and emergency companies; a few of it within the locations the place this tale is set.
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