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"A man went to knock at the king's door and said, Give me a boat. The king's house had many other doors, but this was the door for petitions. Since the king spent all his time sitting by the door for favours (favours being offered to the king, you understand), whenever he heard someone knocking on the door for petitions, he would pretend not to hear..." Why the petitioner required a boat, where he was bound for, and who volunteered to crew for him and what cargo it was found to be carrying the reader will discover as ...

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The Tale of the Unknown Island 2000, Mariner Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780156013031

Trade paperback

The Tale of the Unknown Island 1999, Houghton Mifflin, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780151005956

Hardcover

The Tale of the Unknown Island 1999, The Harvill Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781860466908

Mass-market paperback