Primarily a spiritual adventure and an elegy of the last of the large sailing vessels, secondarily a sea story, -- this account of the last voyage from Europe to Australia of the four-master, Notre Dame Des. Vogues. Stifled by post-war Europe, Jorg takes refuge as sole passenger, and finds refuge in the simple life and whole-some values and traditions of captain and crew. The Captain, a Viking, doomed with the junking of his ship, is a provocative figure from the past. Ultimately, to save his ship, he wrecks her and dies with her. Some effective and vigorous passages of lyrical beauty, with the interest in men secondary and the narrative slight.