'O Contrabandista' The Smuggler
Ada Ronald Thomas
Tom and Aaron were looking forward to meeting their friends at Missus Musty's well-known coffee house in Chepstow on the last market day before Christmas. It was while they were all in there, enjoying her famous pies, that they chanced upon Rigo, a bold Brazilian sailor seeking his fortune, who thought smuggling might gain him some ready cash.
Shocked, the friends warned him against such a venture, but when eight year old Christina made their acquaintance, and they saw how desperately she was trying to care for a young brother and dying mother, they decided Rigo could be right. Perhaps smuggling was the way to solve their own problems. Should they join in, even though it broke the law?
It was a lure that started a chain of events none of them could have predicted. How would it all end? Could they together achieve their dreams, or would Fate intervene and deal her own hand?