By Brian Jacques
during this, certainly one of Brian Jacques's most unusual adventures, the castaway boy and puppy trigger on an everlasting trip in their personal, braving icy wind and waves to reach at unusual shorelines, and discover new locations and occasions. The not likely Chapelvale village is their first vacation spot, a Victorian city below siege. If Ben and his puppy, Ned, can assist the townspeople work out the clues and riddles hidden underneath floorboards and deep within wells--perhaps they could retailer Chapelvale and its humans as well.
Brian Jacques as you could have by no means obvious him earlier than!
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Vogel saluted but did not move. He spoke hesitantly. “Kapitan, if you execute them, it will leave us three hands short. ” There was silence, then the captain nodded. “You are right, Mr. Vogel. See they only get half-rations of biscuit and water until we make harbor. They will be tried and hanged by a maritime court when we get back to Copenhagen. When they are not on duty, see they are shackled in the chain locker. Is that clear, Mr. ” The new mate saluted. ” He turned to Neb. ” As Neb nodded obediently, Vanderdecken turned his quizzical gaze on the boy.
Medical supplies were virtually nil aboard the vessel, but the boy used some relatively clean strips of coarse linen from a palliasse cover. Tearing the cloth into strips, he soaked them in clean, salted water and bound the hand and arm from fingertips to elbow. Petros howled as the salt stung broken bone and torn, swollen flesh, but he knew the salt would clear up any infection. All the time Neb’s dog stayed silent in his hiding place. The Englander and Jamil came furtively into the galley. Petros kept up his whining, glad he had more of an audience to listen to his complaints.
But none came. He thought that maybe the crew had overcome their harsh captain and thrown him overboard. The boy’s eyes began to close in the galley’s warmth, when Denmark stood up, suddenly alert. Somebody banged on the door, and a voice called out. ” Trembling with relief, Neb unbolted the door. Vanderdecken strode in and sat at the table. ” Whilst he made more coffee, Neb listened to Vanderdecken intoning as he wrote in the ship’s log: “We sail back to Cape Horn at dawn’s first light. This time the Flying Dutchman will make it ’round the Horn.
Castaways of the Flying Dutchman by Brian Jacques