By Rudyard Kipling, John Seelye
First released in 1897, Captains brave tells of the high-seas adventures of Harvey Cheyne, the son of an American millionaire, who, after falling from a luxurious ocean liner, is rescued through the raucous workforce of the fishing send We're the following. Obstinate and spoiled firstly, Harvey sooner or later learns diligence and accountability and earns the camaraderie of the seamen, who deal with him as one in every of their very own. a real try out of personality, Harvey's months aboard the We're the following offer a pleasant glimpse of lifestyles at sea and well-told morals of self-discipline, empathy, and self- reliance.
Introduction by means of John Seelye.
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