Captains Courageous Author:Rudyard Kipling "Boy overboard!" — Harvey Cheyne wasn't worth saving...except that his mother liked to fuss over him and his father owned 30 million dollars' worth of railroads, shipping lines and industry. But when he was swept overboard from the deck of a liner, neither fussing nor money could help him. A tiny fishi... more »ng boat hauled Harvey aboard...and from then on it was up to him to prove he deserved to live, in storm at sea and the labor of trawling off the Great Banks.
Rudyard Kipling, born in Bombay of English parents in 1865, is usually thought of as a writer about India. But for a time he lived in America, where he came to know and respect the hardy New England fisherman. Captains Courageous was his tribute to them. He died in 1936.« less