Castaways of the Flying Dutchman Author:Brian Jacques The Legend of the Flying Dutchman. Who knows how it all began? Throughout the centuries many a seaman could swear an oath that he had seen the phantom ship. Plowing an endless course over storm-tossed seas and the deeps of mighty oceans. Many a night, mariners have sat together in lantern-lit fo'c'sle heads, speaking in hushed tones of the besse... more »l, and its master, Captain Vanderdecken. What awful curse sent the Flying Dutchman bound on an eternal voyage, across the trackless watery wastes, from the Marquestas to the Arctic Circles, from the Coral Seas to the Yucatan Straits, forever roaming alone? Whenever the ghostly craft is sighted, death is near. Bad fortune hovers about those poor sailors, who see by chance what they wish their eyes had never witnessed.
The Flying Dutchman!
Salt-stiff rigging and gale-torn sails flapping eerily, a barnacle-crusted pros, down by the bow in soughing troughs of blue-green waves. Crewed by silent wraiths of humanity to whom time and the elements have no end. Vanderdecken paces the quarterdeck, his face like ancient yellow parchment, hair laced by flying spume, wild, hopeless eyes searching the horizons of the world. Bound to the sea for eternity. For what dread crime? Which unspoken law of man, nature, or God, did he break? What dread nemesis doomed him, his crew, and their ship?
The Flying Dutchman! The legend of the wind-tattered ghost ship and its mad sea captain, cursed to sail the seas forever, has been passed down through the centuries. But what of the boy and his dog who were trapped aboard that ship? What was to become of them?
A great read. the story of Ben and Ned the boy and his dog who where the only pure souls cast off the cursed ship "The flying Dutchman" It follows thier adventures from far south america to the london countryside.