by Rudyard Kipling from Captains Courageous
Chapter I passage: Rudyard Kipling wrote Captains Courageous in 1897. It is the story of Harvey Cheyne, a wealthy and spoiled 15-year-old American boy, who falls overboard on the way to Europe with his parents. Harvey is rescued by the crew of a fishing boat from Gloucester, Massachusetts. Disko Troop is the captain. In this passage, Harvey has just awoken on the fishing boat after the rescue. Dan Troop, Disko’s son, is with him. Dan is about the same age as Harvey. Dan speaks first.