The First and Last Chance

As a boy, Jack London sold newspapers and frequented the Oakland waterfront. After eighth grade, he worked in a cannery for 10 cents an hour with shifts of 10 to 20 hours. He hated the job and quit. At 15 he made good money as an oyster pirate. Barely 17, he sailed before the mast on a schooner hunting seals on the north coast of Japan. He got back in seven months and started high school. More

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About David Seed

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David Seed was born August 15, 1931 in Minot, North Dakota. In his eleventh year the family moved to Dunsmuir, California where he graduated high school, believing himself to be a writer. In the fall of 1949 he started at the University of California at Berkeley and did his best to learn what he could of life. He managed to graduate in the spring of 1956 and continued to follow his calling, experiencing a chaotic life as both participant and observer. He is now an old man writing books in Oregon.

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