The romantic story of the shipwreck of a great modern liner on an uninhabited island, where the passengers built homes, established a government, created laws and enforced them and kept the fires of courage burning through the years that followed.
" gasped Captain Trigger, with something more than emotion in his voice. "What is this you are telling me?"
"He seems a most likeable chap," explained Mr. Mott lamely. "Quite a courteous fellow, too, sir. I forgot to mention that he sent his compliments to you and asks for an interview at your earliest conven--"
"Asked for an interview? Drag him here at once--by the heels, if necessary. Tell him I shan't keep him waiting an instant," said the captain ironically.
Mr. Mott still hesitated. "In the event, sir, that he is in the midst of shaving--"
"I don't care a hang what he's in the midst of," exclaimed Captain Trigger. "Even in the midst of changing shirts. Present my compliments to him, Mr. Mott, and say that he needn't dress up on my account. I am an old-fashioned sailor-man. It is nothing new to me to see men who haven't shaved in a fortnight, and others who never change shirts."
"Very well, sir," said Mr. Mott, and departed.
Presently he reappeared with the stowaw
A great deal of cheap sentimentality and melodrama plus excessive blather from cardboard characters. Would have been more readable if one hundred pages of un-needed dialog had been cut.
An interesting if predictable plot is its only saving grace.
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(1920) Adventure (Survival) / Nautical (Ship Wreck) / Thriller (Sabotage) / Romance
R: * * * *
One of McCutcheon’s last novels and his expertise shows. A captivating story of adventure, tragedy, and romance that leaves you smiling in the end. Loved it!
This is a delightful "Feel Good" story with few surprises and a satisfying ending that you wish was just a little more complete. It was good enough that I'm looking for more books by this author.