I was a seaman that sailed the seas. I had gained a position on a three-masted sailing ship that traveled the world. We traded in spices, precious metals, foodstuffs, and, indeed, anything we felt could make a profit.
I enjoyed the chance to see all that this kindly world had to offer. There were many days that were filled with boredom, especially while crossing the endless oceans. Then again, there were many days that were filled with excitement and fun.
There were also a number of days that were filled with terror, due to storms tossing us at sea, or restless natives in the lands we visited. However, there is one fearful experience that stands out most sharply in my mind. It was the day we have come to call “The Adventure with the Shark!”
Read this exciting tale of two boys who jump in the ocean for a race with each other, only to find themselves in a race with a shark!
Ages 8 and up.
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