This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Captain Joshua Slocum - This was the first man to sail around the world alone and he eventually recorded his journey in the book, Sailing Alone Around the World.
Pirates - This group was one of the issues that needed to be faced by Slocum when contemplating his solo trip across the Atlantic.
Captain Eben Pierce - An acquaintance of Slocum's; an American whaling captain who offered Slocum the thirty-seven-foot gaff sloop known as the Spray.
Islanders - Slocum finds these people in different regions to be amusing, usually helpful, and...
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