Mr. Trunnell

Mate of the Ship ''Pirate''

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Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 64,776 / 179 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.6
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,166
Added to site: 2004.08.02 8911

No more vivid and absorbing sea story has ever been written. Mr. Hains, with his yarns of the "Wind-Jammers," placed himself at once in the front rank of the tellers of sea tales, and his latest book "Mr. Trunnell," surpasses his first effort. Mr. Hains knows the sea as one who has braved all its perils and tested all its adventures. In "Mr. Trunnell," he has a tale strong in its intensity, vivid in its realism, novel in plot and action and full of the taste of salt water from first to last.

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low and distinct, and I noticed it was not unpleasant.

"I have that honor," said the little mate, with drunken gravity, sobering quickly, however, under the stranger's look.

"There are no passengers?" asked the man, as the younger companion opened the door leading into the captain's cabin and gazed within.

"Not a bleeding one, and I'm not sorry for that," said Trunnell; "the old man wasn't built exactly on passenger lines."

"You wouldn't take a couple, then, say for a good snug sum?"

"Well, that's the old man's lay, and I can't say as to the why and wherefore. He'll probably be along in an hour or two at best, for the tug will be alongside in a few minutes. We're cleared, and we'll get to sea as soon as the bloody crimp gets the bleeding windjammers aboard. They ought to be along presently."

"Em-m-m," said the man, and stroked his chin thoughtfully. "He'll be along shortly, will he,--and you are all ready. I think I can hear the tug coming now, hey? Isn't that it?"

"S'pose so," answered


Average Rating of 4.7 from 3 reviews: *****
Ross Campbell

The old language used in this story sets a facinating scene of the lawless high seas, where our central character is employed on a ship under the care of the colourful Trunnell. Highly recommended.


This was a great read!


Written 100 years ago by a master teller of sea tales. Mr. Trunnell, the fascinating first mate of the title, is contrasted to an evil, mysterious and unpredictable ship's captain. Juxtaposed to these two is the second mate, the narrator of this tale who learns and grows under the tutelage of Mr. Trunnell. A story of good, evil, loyalty, authority, trust and perseverance. The dialog, of the sea and of the times, draws one into the story. Any reader who loves stories of the sea and/or adventure should not miss this fine tale. Absolutely first rate.

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