By Farley Mowat
It gave the look of a good suggestion. bored with daily life ashore, Farley Mowat may discover a solid boat in Newfoundland and roam the salt sea over, loose as a poultry. What he stumbled on used to be the worst boat on the planet, and he or she approximately drove him mad. The satisfied experience, regardless of all that Farley and his Newfoundland helpers might do, leaked like a sieve. Her engine merely labored whilst she felt love it. more often than not, on her maiden voyage, with the engine caught in opposite, she subsidized out of the harbour below complete sail. and she or he sank, regularly.
How Farley and a assorted group, 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 number of unforgettable characters on land and sea make this a really humorous ebook for readers of every age.
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