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A Voyage with Captain Dynamite

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Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,298 / 182 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 902
Added to site: 2008.04.24 20658

"A Voyage with Captain Dynamite" is the story of three boys going out from Cottage City in a small yacht who are caught in a storm and run down by a larger vessel, a fillibuster. They are rescued by Capt. Dynamite, who carries them off to Cuba. There, having sent word home that they are safe, they take part in many adventures and do, perhaps, a little more than a boy outside of a book would be able to do. Harry Hamilton rescues Juanita, a young Cuban girl, who is in prison, and who escapes in his clothes. --New York Times.

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ed. With his head bent slightly forward and his big body swaying with the rock and pitch of the lifeboat he kept his eyes fixed straight ahead.

Suddenly he half rose in the tossing boat and shouted to the rowers, who were bending their backs to the oars that every now and then would sink deep into a towering wave and the next instant swing viciously through the air as the boat rolled up on the crest of a big billow.

"Steady all," he called in a deep growl. "Now hold her."

The men dug their oars into the tumbling sea in an effort to bring the boat to a standstill, but the waves caught her and hurried her on. The sailors caught a fleeting glimpse in the darkness of the bottom of an upturned boat to which three boys were clinging. The man at the tiller swung the boat's head around as they swept by and, caught broadside on by a big wave, she rolled for a moment as if she was about to capsize. But the trained sailors held stoutly to the leeward oars, and the boat righted herself and rose like



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