A High Wind In Jamaica

A High Wind in Jamaica is a novel by Richard Hughes, first published in 1929. It tells the story of a group of English children who are shipwrecked in Jamaica and taken in by a local family. The novel follows the children as they adjust to their new life in Jamaica and the adventures they have along the way.

The novel begins with the Bas-Thornton family, a wealthy English family living in Jamaica. The family consists of the parents, Edward and Emily, and their four children, John, Emily, Mary, and Henry. The family is content with their life in Jamaica until a hurricane hits the island and destroys their home. With no other option, the family decides to return to England.

On their way back to England, the family's ship is attacked by pirates. The pirates take the children hostage and sail away with them. The children are taken to a small island off the coast of Jamaica, where they are taken in by a local family.

The children quickly adjust to their new life on the island. They learn to speak the local language and make friends with the other children on the island. They also become close to the family that took them in, especially the father, Don Jose.

The children soon find themselves in the middle of a conflict between the local people and the pirates. The pirates are trying to take over the island and the local people are trying to protect it. The children become involved in the conflict and eventually help the local people to defeat the pirates.

At the end of the novel, the children are reunited with their parents in England. They have grown and changed during their time on the island and are now more mature and independent.

A High Wind in Jamaica is a classic adventure novel that explores themes of family, friendship, and courage. It is a timeless story of courage and resilience in the face of adversity. The novel is a testament to the power of the human spirit and the importance of family.