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Hong, Edna Hatlestad, 1913- / Muskego boy
(1943)

Chapter 4: Two months on a sailboat,   pp. [23]-30


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Before they bad time to find 
around the capta's cabin to h 
Mikkel thought the captain 
talked queerly. 
"Is the man talking with a, 
been told many times not to do 
"Hush!" whispered Mor. 
Norwegian very well." 
Karen was puzzled. "Doesr 
Mikkel knew better than t 
either. Later he had to ask Fa 
"He told us there are about 
we will have to obey all the ru 
help make life pleasant in such 
into seven gangs, one for each 
sweep and clean up the deck aj 
three quarts of water a day for 
"But Far!" Mikkel almost 
There's water all around us!" 
"Are you such a landlubbei 
ocean water?" laughed Uncle 
ocean water have died of this 
The captain had also told t 
on ship were to prepare theii 
there were eighty-four who wi 
would have to take turns. The 
pushing or shoving or cheatinj 


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