ISBN10: 1542371244 ISBN13: 9781542371247 Contributors: Conrad, Joseph Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform Published: Jan 20 2017 Pages: 254 Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.58" Language: English
Recovered from an injury, Jim seeks a position on the Patna, a steamer whose journey is to carry 800 "pilgrims of an exacting faith" to a Red Sea port. He is hired as first mate. After some days of smooth sailing, the ship hits something in the night and begins taking on water. The captain thinks the ship will sink, and Jim agrees, but wants to put the passengers on the few boats before that can happen. The captain and two other crewmen think only to save themselves, freeing a boat. The helmsmen remain, as no order has been given to do otherwise.