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"Call of the Cruins" by Elizabeth Pulford is Episode 252 of KPE.
"Call of the Cruins" tells us about the realities of pioneering life in early New Zealand. Emeline Malone (the main character) is a child of the 1880s and this story tells of her everyday life and responsibilities which are so very different to those faced by children today. Life in a sealing community was difficult. In this book Emeline risks her life to save a baby seal. Now she has the responsibility of ensuring its survival. Her determination to keep her secret Cruin alive tests her resourcefulness and ingenuity. Life in a pioneering community, especially one that earns its living from the dangerous job of seal hunting, is harsh. When her father and brother go missing in a boating disaster, Emeline and her family face a very dark future.
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