RETREAT FROM THE DOLPHIN by Darwin L. Tellhat

RETREAT FROM THE DOLPHIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A boy's first experience with love, adventure and foreign revolutions (mid 19th century) and adult plottings in a good yarn, ably told, in the traditions of Trouble In My Master. This is the story of young Jim Porteus, who inherits his father's ship, The Dolphin, which carries him, his mother, and her South American husband to an island off Chile. With his mother's death, Jim finds himself involved in various machinations of his stepfather, but he eventually escapes with Emilita (with whom he has been having an affair) and -- with varied adventures in the interim -- secures his own boat and returns home. Not wholly pure-as-pure, but should be good reading for nature teen agers.

Pub Date: Sept. 9th, 1943
Publisher: Little, Brown