Did you know the author of The Call of the Wild, Jack London, was a successful oyster pirate at age 15?
Posted by Dr. Cheryl Temple
Jack London had a very interesting life. He was born in San Francisco on January 12, 1876. He grew up around the docks of San Francisco. He joined a gang of men who illegally caught oysters at night and sold them in the morning. He loved books and read while he practiced his pirate trade.