A Handful of Salt
by Tony Nash
Joshua Nash, son of Thomas, the protagonist in 'A Handful of Dust', by an aborigine woman, opts for a life at sea, knowing that if he stays on land he will always be a second class citizen. His ambition is to become a master mariner and Commodore of the Fleet. Enduring gales, mutiny, disasters, piracy, hunger and being set adrift in a tiny boat to die, he perseveres and at last achieves his goal.