John Frewen, South Sea Whaler

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Author: Louis Becke
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 32,499 / 98 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.3
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 883
Added to site: 2008.03.12
mnybks.net#: 20294
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Nautical

From "Chinkie's Flat and Other Stories"

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his harpoon up to the socket in the whale, and the line was humming as the boat tore through the water. Then, still keeping his place, he let the whole of one tub of line run out, and then hauled up on it and lanced and killed his fish quietly. Cheyne apparently took no notice, though his heart sank within him when Frewen came aft again, and looked at him with mingled anger and reproach.

Some one of the boat's crew talked of what had occurred, though Frewen said nothing; and that night Cheyne was placed in irons by Keller's orders. At the end of a week he was still manacled and almost starving, but he steadfastly refused to do boatsteerer's duty. Then the captain no longer placed any check on himself, and he swore that he would either make the half-caste yield or else kill him. And he did his best to keep his word.

Nearly a month passed, and then, at Frewen's suggestion, all the officers waited on the captain and begged him to release the unfortunate man; otherwise there was every prospect of th

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