All eyes were turned again toward the white-splashed sea. During the past ten minutes the Faroes Seeker had been taking a worse battering than ever. The coast at this point had a long, sickle-shaped indentation, and the seas were rougher in the shallow bay.
Like a tired swimmer she had struggled upward, but for seconds her afterdeck had been hidden under a roaring flood. Then, in a sudden flurry of foam, something went over the starboard stern rail. From the cliff top it looked as if someone had upset a box of giant matches… and in the middle of them was a swimmer!
When Sven sees that figure swept into the seas, he thinks instantly of his father who is first mate on the schooner. He volunteers to go down the cliff in a desperate attempt to prevent the swimmer from being dashed against the rocks. But when he perilously reaches bottom, Sven does not find either the hopeful or tragic ordeal he’d expected; instead he is suddenly face to face with an intruder who will bring the whole island under a strange reign of terror in those last long-drawn-out hours of the storm.
A force ten gale; a damaged ship and crew in danger of smash-up on the rocks of its own island home; a handful of women, old men, and one 16-year-old boy, Sven, to rescue them…When it seems impossible for things to get any worse than they already are on the small Faroes island of Mykines— they do!
Once again, Arthur Catherall skillfully weaves an authentic tale of courage and suspense. 151 pp., Quality Softcover, Ages 10-up
Comment by Dr. Clark: Good strong family values. God recognized to some extent.
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