The Castaways of the Flag


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(4.7 stars; 15 reviews)

Readers of the present book who have not read that named above—though all should read it as well as this—will have no difficulty in joining the story of the castaways to “The Swiss Family Robinson” with the help of the brief sketch of its contents which follows.

The story begins with the arrival of the Unicorn, a British corvette commanded by Lieutenant Littlestone, whose commission includes the exploration of the waters in which New Switzerland is situate. He has with him as passengers Mr. and Mrs. Wolston and their daughters Hannah and Dolly.

When the Unicorn weighs anchor again Mr. Wolston and his wife and their elder daughter, Hannah, remain on the island. But the corvette takes away Fritz and Frank Zermatt and Jenny Montrose, who are all bound for England, where Jenny hopes to find her father, Colonel Montrose, and the two young men have much business to transact, and Dolly Wolston, who is to join her brother James—a married man with one child—at Cape Town. Mr. Wolston hopes that James, with his wife and child, will agree to accompany Dolly and the Zermatts—by the time they return Jenny will have become Mrs. Fritz Zermatt—to the island and take up their abode there. (Adapted from the Preface) (5 hr 15 min)

Chapters

The Castaways 17:19 Read by Julian Pratley
In England 18:41 Read by Nancy Gorgen
The Mutiny on the Flag 17:59 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Land Ahoy! 18:49 Read by Adrian Stephens
A Barren Shore 25:58 Read by Adrian Stephens
Time of Trial 26:33 Read by Adrian Stephens
The Coming of the Albatross 19:46 Read by Adrian Stephens
Little Bob Lost 17:48 Read by Adrian Stephens
Bob Found 20:13 Read by K. Scot Maier
The Flag on the Peak! 19:42 Read by K. Scot Maier
By Well-Known Ways 25:18 Read by Intemporaliter
Enemies in the Promised Land 19:10 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Shark's Island 22:07 Read by Nancy Gorgen
A Perilous Plight 13:13 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Fighting for Life 24:46 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Conclusion 7:41 Read by Nancy Gorgen

Reviews

Tale of the open sea


(5 stars)

At first a tale of the open sea. But listen. I am not going to spoil it. Not sure who the tranlator is.

great summer book


(5 stars)

great summer book, in the spirit of Swiss Family Robinson it Treasure Island