Outer Banks Mysteries and Seaside Stories - 14. The Fountain of Mercy & 15. The Queen of the Sounds Summary & Analysis

Charles Harry Whedbee
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14. The Fountain of Mercy & 15. The Queen of the Sounds Summary

In 1717, the parents of young Alan Scott die in an epidemic, and the boy goes to live with his grandparents, Alan and Flora McInnes. They decide to travel by boat from Charleston to Jamestown, but there is a storm on the way, and their ship is destroyed. The entire crew dies, and only the three of them survive in a longboat. They huddle together in the bottom of the little boat throughout the terrifying storm, and finally, emerge into calm waters. They spend days sitting under the burning sun on a totally placid ocean, and the heat is unbearable. They have no food or drink, and they are all delirious with fever and thirst.

One night, Alan McInnes wakes to see an apparition of his late daughter Ann, standing on the...

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