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The Wreckers of Sable Island

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Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 24,704 / 76 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 604
Added to site: 2010.09.13
mnybks.net#: 28992
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perilous plight.

The first of December was marked by a storm more violent than any which had come before, followed by a dense fog which swathed the ship in appalling gloom. The captain evidently regarded this fog as a very grave addition to his difficulties. He hardly left the quarter-deck, and his face grew haggard and his eyes bloodshot with being constantly on the look-out. Realizing that a crisis was at hand, and determined to know the worst, Major Maunsell made bold to ask the captain to tell him the real state of affairs. Captain Reefwell hesitated for a moment, then muttering something about "might as well out with it," he laid his hand upon the major's shoulder, and looking straight into his eyes, with a strange expression of sympathy, said in his gravest tones,--

"Major, it's just this: unless I'm clean lost, we must now be somewhere near Sable Island. I'm expecting to hear the roar of its breakers any minute, and once the Francis gets amongst them, God help us all! Sable Islan

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2011.01.29
Rikku
****.

A somewhat hollow, but fun little adventure story. Doesn't stack up against Verne or anything, but it's nice for a quick read. :)


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