Harvey Cheyne washes overboard from a steamship and is rescued by a fisherman in the Newfoundland area. Harvey is the son of a wealthy railroad magnate and offers money to the captain whom rescued him but the captain does not believe he is who he says. Harvey learns about fishing from the captain’s son and begins to appreciate his new lifestyle while getting along with the crew he becomes part of. After the fishing schooner returns to port, Harvey contacts his parents who fly to Massachusetts and reward the captain for caring for their son. The captain is given a position in the father’s new tea clipper fleet and Harvey begins working for his dad’s shipping business.
This classic novel has been abridged and adapted into 10 exceptionally well illustrated chapters. This format is ideal for remedial reading, bilingual education, people learning English as a second language, English Language Learners, people of any age intending to improve reading skills and students for whom the original version would be too long or difficult. This book is high interest, low readability. Readers of this version will improve fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and listening skills. Reading grade level 4 to 5. Enjoyable for all ages.