By Rudyard Kipling
A pampered millionaire's son tumbles overboard from a luxurious liner and falls into luck, disguised within the kind of a fishing boat. The gruff and hearty staff educate the younger guy to be worthy his salt as they fish the waters off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. Brimming with experience and humor.
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This time the boat was a big steamer hauling cattle. The lumbering old vessel smelled like a thousand cattle pens! A very excited officer yelled at them for the latitude and longitude. Instead, Disko gave him a piece of his mind. ” Disko demanded. “You don’t deserve to be anywhere! You barnyard tramps go hogging the road on the high seas. You’ve no consideration for your neighbors. ” They traded insults until Disko gave them the latitude and longitude. ” It was that night, after supper, that Disko told them how he’d got his name.
To Harvey, the dory looked overloaded, and the sea very rough. His job was to keep ringing a 30 Captains Courageous 09/26/06 8:57 AM Page 31 Learning the Ropes • 3 bell so the dory could find the We’re Here in the dark. Harvey rang lustily, for he felt that two lives depended on him. Finally, there was a bump at the side of the We’re Here. The dory had returned! Long Jack and Tom Platt climbed on board, sloshing water and joking. Then they all rolled off to supper. Harvey stuffed himself with fish chowder and fried pies.
Secondly, he didn’t like crowded water. The more boats nearby, the more chances for accidents. Not to mention that greed could make a crew take foolish risks. ” This was the turning point of the season’s journey. With good luck, they would catch the rest of their fish here. Harvey had seen the Shoals on the map. It was one tiny dot. He wondered how even Disko could find it. Later, he learned that 45 Captains Courageous 09/26/06 8:57 AM Page 46 CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS Disko could find anything. He could even help lost ships find their way.