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Brought back fond memories of my childhood.
Not City Island?
Ah yes, all those good times ribbing Piggy about his ass-mar.
Aaawwww the story of the Batavia... I heard that Paul Verhoeven was planning to do a movie about it... Years ago. Since a full-scale replica exists, I wonder why Hollywood never bothered to adapt such a movie-esque story.
Read Hugh Edwards' Islands of Angry Ghosts for a rivetting account of this chilling affair.
Batavia's Graveyard by Mike Dash is an excellent, well-researched, grippingly told book on this lurid topic. (The Dutch translation is fine and I warmly recommend it if you want to be really hardcore on this subject.)
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