Through a series of trials and adventures, the youth learns to adjust to his rough new life and, with the help of his friend, the captain's son Dan Troop, he makes progress. Eventually, the schooner returns to port and Harvey wires his parents. They rush cross-country by their private rail car, given priority over commercial traffic, to Boston, Massachusetts. From there they go to the fishing town of Gloucester to find that their son has matured to become an industrious, serious and considerate young man.
Kipling's story would be lost on a generation of millennial snowflakes. The idea that hard work and risks are worth more than fortunes is contrary to their ideas of getting everything at someone else's expense.
I love the story, and the phonetics used by KipIing add to the depth of the characters.
This book is the best book I have ever read!!! I must say that I wish they would have put on the summary or something that the book was the abridged version. For other peeps info, if the free book is not a plain neutral wooden color, it is the abridged version. None the less, the book was amazing, nothing like the movie!!!!
READ IT YA’LL!!!