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About This Book
As a frail young scholar, Humphrey Van Weyden knows nothing of physical labor.
But when an accident at sea leaves him stranded on a seal-hunting ship controlled by the strong, brutal Wolf Larsen, Humphrey is suddenly forced into the backbreaking life of a sailor. For a time, he seems to be learning the ropes and making progress. But as Larsen becomes more and more violent with his crew, Humphrey realizes that he must escape from the clutches of this madman if he wants to stay alive. Can he gain the strength and knowledge he needs to master the wild ocean on his own before it’s too late?
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