THE MAN WITH THE SILVER OAR
New York : HarperCollins,
IL 5-8, RL 6.6
the year 1718, young Daniel Collins dreams of setting off to sea.
He has been raised by his uncle as a Quaker in Philadelphia. Daniel's
uncle has forbidden him to pursue his dream. Daniel's father has
been killed at sea and now his strict uncle will not allow him to follow
in his father's footsteps. When a young naval officer visits the
family, Daniel sees a way out. James Mainwaring has been commissioned
by the merchants in Philadelphia to patrol the waters and rid the area
of pirates. He is outfitting a ship for this purpose. Daniel
stows away on the ship and joins the hunt for pirates. But, when
the encounters come, will Daniel be able to turn his back on his Quaker
upbringing? Will he be able to shoot another human being? Or
will he meet up with The Main With the Silver Oar -- death itself.
Pirates -- Fiction.
Seafaring life -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Quakers -- Fiction.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Fiction.
Atlantic Coast (U.S.) -- Fiction.
Hispaniola -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
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