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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 pure hearts, the angel...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Castaways of the Flying Dutchman from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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