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Claw of the Dragon is a historical fiction book written by Patricia Bernard. It was the twenty-third book in the My Australian Story series. The book was originally published in March 2008 and reissued as Snatched by Pirates in June 2012.

Dedication

Book description

"Billy Shanghai Hamilton has been blackbirded—snatched by pirates in the Torres Strait and forced to work on a pearling boat. Greed for pearls drives men mad, and the seas are full of danger. Soon Billy is fighting for survival in a dangerous world of assassins, treasure hunters, deep-sea diving, underworld crime and mutiny."

"The perahu's crw is yelling in Malay for us to stop. Samuel is shouting that they are pirates and that they will rob us. I'm hiding my diary and pencil inside my shirt...
Billy Shanghai Hamilton has been blackbirded—snatched by pirates in the Torres Strait and forced to work on a pearling boat. Greed for pearls drives men mad, and the seas are full of danger. Soon Billy is fighting for survival in a dangerous world of assassins, treasure hunters, deep-sea diving, underworld crime and mutiny.
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Plot

Characters

Main article: List of Claw of the Dragon characters

Author

Main article: Patricia Bernard

Editions

Acknowledgements

References

See also