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Man Overboard!

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Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 18,281 / 54 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,614
Added to site: 2008.02.12 20030

eck-house I could see the ray of light from the binnacle on the captain's yellow oilskin as he stood at the wheel--or rather I might have seen it if I had looked round at that minute. But I didn't look round. I heard a man whistling. It was "Nancy Lee," and I could have sworn that the man was right over my head in the crosstrees. Only somehow I knew very well that if anybody could have been up there, and could have whistled a tune, there were no living ears sharp enough to hear it on deck then. I heard it distinctly, and at the same time I heard the real whistling of the wind in the weather rigging, sharp and clear as the steam-whistle on a Dago's peanut-cart in New York. That was all right, that was as it should be; but the other wasn't right; and I felt queer and stiff, as if I couldn't move, and my hair was curling against the flannel lining of my sou'wester, and I thought somebody had dropped a lump of ice down my back.

I said that the noise of the wind in the rigging was real, as if the other wasn

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3.8 from 4 reviews: ****

This is the only book of F. Marion Crawford that I've read but I liked it. It's a good horror story. Well-written. It kinda has an M.R. James feel to it.


Very good!! Memorable story.


very good, creepy fast read


Good nautical horror story.



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