Phil Pryor and Jack Desmond, Sea Scouts, set out, despite a stiffish head wind, to sail the Scouts' dinghy ten miles to her "home port" and ran into trouble. Their little craft was swamped, and they were lucky, with the help of a lifebelt, to manage to reach the precarious safety of a buoy. From this they were rescued, none too soon, by the Golden Gleaner.
Thanks to various fortunate circumstances, they found themselves installed as more or less unofficial cadets, and completed the voyage with the ship that had saved their lives. It proved to be a trip filled not only with interest for the two novices but with plenty of incident, mystery and excitement. By the time the boys were home again they – like the reader – knew a great deal more about what it means to be in the modern Merchant Navy, and their enthusiasm to join it as soon as possible was vastly increased. This yarn is full of atmosphere and spirit of the sea, with plenty of fun and human interest to keep it going.
Author: Percy F. Westerman
Title: Working their Passage
Series: Golden Line
First Published by: Blackie and Son Ltd.
Place: London & Glasgow