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THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON
TOLD IN WORDS OF ONE SYLLABLE
by Mary Godolphin
WHEN one has a good tale to tell, he should try to be brief, and not
say more than he can help ere he makes a fair start; so I shall not say
a word of what took place on board the ship till we had been six days
in a storm. The barque had gone far out of her true course, and no one
on board knew where we were. The masts lay in splints on the deck, a
leak in the side of the ship let more in than the crew could pump out,
and each one felt that ere long he would find a grave in the deep sea,
which sent its spray from side to side of what was now but a mere hulk.