By Farley Mowat
The Black Joke is a rousing sea tale within the culture of the nice vintage pirate stories. The time is the Nineteen Thirties. The loot is bootleg liquor, now not pirate gold. And the send is the “Black Joke,” the speediest, nimblest craft at the Newfoundland coast – Jonathon Spence, proprietor and grasp. An unwelcome passenger enmeshes the boat and her workforce (young Peter and Kye) at risk and close to destruction…until the fiercely self sufficient humans of the island of Miquelon are stuck up within the destiny of the “Black comic story” and the shipment aboard her.
From the book edition.