Left to Themselves


Read by Donald Cummings

(2.7 stars; 8 reviews)

Said to be the first-ever gay youth novel, this 1891 story follows the adventures of 12-year-old Gerald Saxton embarking on a trip from New York, to meet his father in Nova Scotia. He is chaperoned by 17-year-old Philip Touchtone. During the trip, their steamer sinks, they are shipwrecked, and marooned on an island. In addition, a shady antagonist is stalking the two. And while all this is happening, a friendship of mutual affection develops between the boys (nothing explicit). - Summary by Donald Cummings (6 hr 11 min)

Chapters

Preface 4:23 Read by Donald Cummings
Mr. Sip’s Appearance and Disappearance--Philip and Gerald Break Ice in Summer 18:43 Read by Donald Cummings
Mutual Confidences; and Philip Turns Red in the Face 18:52 Read by Donald Cummings
All About a Row 19:55 Read by Donald Cummings
Under Sailing Orders 10:40 Read by Donald Cummings
"The Unguessed Beginnings of Trouble" 25:56 Read by Donald Cummings
A Riddle Not Easily Answered--The "Old Province" 13:53 Read by Donald Cummings
Open War 20:54 Read by Donald Cummings
In Night and Mist 13:46 Read by Donald Cummings
Two Out of Twelve 14:00 Read by Donald Cummings
From an Old Scrap-book 7:06 Read by Donald Cummings
A Nameless Haven 16:10 Read by Donald Cummings
Invading the Unknown 18:09 Read by Donald Cummings
At Home in My Neighbor’s House 25:33 Read by Donald Cummings
Allies 20:30 Read by Donald Cummings
Storm-stayed 33:57 Read by Donald Cummings
Suspense 26:36 Read by Donald Cummings
In the Arbor 26:53 Read by Donald Cummings
Explanations; and Mr. Jennison Sends a Request 13:57 Read by Donald Cummings
After Many Days 13:57 Read by Donald Cummings
Present and Future 7:58 Read by Donald Cummings