This exciting story concerns a yachting trip in search of adventure and romance, a mysterious girl in a café in Havana, a gang of counterfeiters, a fight on an island--in short all of the variety of adventurous incident typical of the standard light novel. The originality consists in the author's taking advantage of the present interest in the psychic to introduce a dream meeting between his hero and heroine, the fact that the hero is a returned soldier of the World War, and the cleverness of the telling.
ies, and emerald shore-lines.
Early next morning we were under way when Tommy pounded on my stateroom door, challenging me to a dip overboard. There was a glorious joy in his voice, as far reaching as reveille, that found response in the cockles of my heart. Gates, never happier than when standing beneath stretched canvas, hove-to as he saw us dash stark naked up the companionway stairs and clear the rail head-first, but he laid by only while we had our splash and continued the course southward the moment our hands grasped the gangway.
"We're cruising, not swimming," he said bluntly, as we reached the deck. "But I'll say this," he called after us, "you're both in about as fine condition as men get to be. I'll give that to the Army!" Which was true, except for the fact that I might have been pronounced overtrained. Tommy and I were as hard as nails, our skin glowed like satin--but, better than this, his spirit was quick with the love of living, charged with a contagion that had already b