By Farley Mowat
It appeared like a good suggestion. bored with daily life ashore, Farley Mowat might discover a strong boat in Newfoundland and roam the salt sea over, unfastened as a fowl. What he chanced on used to be the worst boat on the earth, and he or she approximately drove him mad. The satisfied experience, regardless of all that Farley and his Newfoundland helpers may perhaps do, leaked like a sieve. Her engine in simple terms labored while she felt love it. more often than not, on her maiden voyage, with the engine caught in opposite, she subsidized out of the harbour less than complete sail. and he or she sank, regularly.
How Farley and a various staff, together with the intrepid woman who married him, coaxed the boat from Newfoundland to Lake Ontario is a marvellous tale. The encounters with sharks, rum-runners, rum and a bunch of unforgettable characters on land and sea make this a truly humorous ebook for readers of every age.
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