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A List To Starboard

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,620 / 25 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 787
Added to site: 2007.12.04
mnybks.net#: 19256
Origin: gutenberg.org
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lace for passengers'--and up I came. What do you think it means? I'd get ugly, too, if he kept me in that heat and never let me get a whiff of air. I tell you, that's an awful place down there. Suppose you go and take a look. Your knowing the Captain might make some difference."

"Were any of the stokers around?" "No--none of them. I didn't see a soul but the Chief Engineer, and I didn't see him more than a minute."

The big Texan moved closer to the rail and again scrutinized the sky-line. He had kept this up all the morning, his eye searching the horizon as he moved from one side of the ship to the other. The inspection over, he slipped his arm through the Actor's and started him down the deck toward the Cattle Agent's cabin. When the two emerged the Texan's face still wore the look which had rested on it since the time the Captain had called him from the smoking-room. The Actor's countenance, however, had undergone a change. All his nervous timidity was gone; his lips were tightly drawn, the li

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2013.08.21
Hnery L. Ratliff
****.

(1909) Adventure / Short story
Plot bullets


  • A ship that should not have gone to sea, is sinking.

  • Passengers despair.

  • Cool heads by those in charge, may save the day.



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