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Castaways of the Flying Dutchman Summary
Brian Jacques

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Castaways of the Flying Dutchman Summary

In Castaways of the Flying Dutchman, Brian Jacques uses the legend of the Flying Dutchman, a ghost ship condemned to sail the seas eternally, as the starting point for a novel that is part high seas adventure, part parable, and part mystery. The novel begins in 1620 in Copenhagen as the ill-fated Flying Dutchman sets sail under the command of the crazed and sinister Captain Vanderdecken. Neb, a mute stowaway, and Den, a black Labrador that he has saved from drowning, are put to work by the surly and villainous captain and crew and are witnesses to mutiny, murder, and a host of other malicious acts. When the mad captain forces the crew to sail around Cape Horn in a terrible storm, an angel appears and condemns the ship and its inhabitants to an eternity of ghostly sailing as punishment. Because Neb and his dog have...

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