Captain Broadwinder had won the adulation of all ports where his melodramatic entry- all sails full -- was his trademark. But he owner of his line, Mr. Cartwright, reserved judgment. Was Broadwinder a man who could put sound judgment ahead of drama? Was he, perhaps, just sailing in luck? It was Jenny, the captain's wife, who accused this reservation, a staunchly defended her husband, and won from Cartwright a grudging half agreement to a supreme test. Then came the big wager, Broadwinder twisting it to his own glory- and the lasting resentment of his rival, Captain Keys. They were to race from Melbourne to Boston. And this is the story of the outbound voyage, of the revelation of a man who secretly knew himself afraid of failure, and of Jenny, who knew her husband's weaknesses and his strengths- and knew too that at times she had to take command. It is a story too of the race, of the chance that almost lost the captain his ship-and his nerve, of the accident that wrote finis to a life, and brought Jenny to a costly decision, to save her husband's fame.