The Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty Author:William Bligh The Bounty is well out to sea when the mutiny bursts forth. Planned or spontaneous--the evidence is conflicting--Fletcher Christian is its undoubted ringleader. This young gentleman, well-born and highly connected, is reckless, ardent, and exceedingly fond of women. Mr. Bligh and nineteen of his crew are cast adrift in an open boat on a merciles... more »s sea. Their provisions are less than scanty, their weapons few. Death seems inevitable. The odds for survival are a thousand to one. But William Bligh hasn't heard the odds. With only a compass and a quadrant, and with an inferior crew, he steers for the nearest haven-Timon, in the Dutch East Indies-a mere 3,600 miles away.
William Bligh and Fletcher Christian have become legends. (Some of the latter's descendants still dwell on Pitcairn Island.) Voth men were marked by history; both men are destined to live forever in the turbulent annals of the sea.« less