ISBN10: 1545466068 ISBN13: 9781545466063 Contributors: MyBook Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform Published: Apr 19 2017 Pages: 332 Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Recovered from an injury, Jim seeks a position on the Patna, a steamer serving the transport of 800 "pilgrims of an exacting faith" to a port on the Red Sea. 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.