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The Wrecker

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Language: English
Wordcount: 138,251 / 388 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 948
mnybks.net#: 6675
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ng a fresh topic. "What do you think of her, Havens?"

"I don't think," replied Havens, a tall, bland, cool-looking, leisurely Englishman, attired in spotless duck, and deliberately dealing with a cigarette. "I may say I know. She's consigned to me from Auckland by Donald & Edenborough. I am on my way aboard."

"What ship is she?" asked the ancient mariner.

"Haven't an idea," returned Havens. "Some tramp they have chartered."

With that he placidly resumed his walk, and was soon seated in the stern-sheets of a whaleboat manned by uproarious Kanakas, himself daintily perched out of the way of the least maculation, giving his commands in an unobtrusive, dinner-table tone of voice, and sweeping neatly enough alongside the schooner.

A weather-beaten captain received him at the gangway.

"You are consigned to us, I think," said he. "I am Mr. Havens."

"That is right, sir," replied the captain, shaking hands. "You will find the owner, Mr. Dodd, below. Mind the fresh paint on the house."

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2011.08.04
CO'Neil
*****

A fast-moving adventure spanning the globe from the South Seas to Muskegon to Paris to Edinburgh to San Francisco to Midway. Touches of Lord Jim and Lord of the Flies.

When all is said and done, the authors come out and say how and why it was written.

Unusual, yet definitely has familiar elements.


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