CAPTAINS OUTRAGEOUS by Morton Gill Clark

CAPTAINS OUTRAGEOUS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Four Americans in Tahiti contract to sail the Glory Be to Cannes and this is the record of bickerings, mishaps, money troubles, sad experiences with paying passengers, interludes ashore, and adventures afloat. The visions of a friendly, happy voyage soon were dispelled, the ship herself developed a temperament for unpleasant accidents, and the captain, who was also the owner's representative, and the crew, added their not-so-little bit to the general acrimony. Amusing as it may be in retrospect, the actual trip must have been decidedly unpleasant, and the wonder is how they ever got themselves to their destination, for the weather also entered into the game of thwarting the mariners. Antidote for those successful sailing yarns where all is rosy -- landlubbers and sailing enthusiasts should appreciate this.

Publisher: Morrow