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The low-sided schooner was naturally on most intimate terms with her surroundings. They saw little of the horizon save when she topped a swell; and usually she was elbowing, fidgeting, and coaxing her steadfast way through gray, gray-blue, or black hollows laced across with streaks of shivering foam…


This is from Captain’s Courageous. The ‘We’re Here’ a fishing schooner on the Grand Banks in the north Atlantic, has filled her hold with tight-packed cod, and is sailing home to Gloucester Massachusetts with all speed.

Among the crew is Harvey Cheyne, the spoiled son of a millionaire, who had been rescued by the ‘We’re Here’ in mid-Atlantic. For a few intense weeks he has lived the life of a fisherman, and grown up mightily in the process.