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Viewing Entry - The End Of The Tether (E15970)
by Conrad, Joseph

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TitleThe End Of The Tether
Author / Responsible partyConrad, Joseph
GenreSea stories, Adventure stories.
TopicsSea stories, Adventure stories. Psychological portraiture.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


At an age when he should, by rights, be embarking on a well-deserved and comfortable retirement, Captain Whalley, a sailor of the old school — and even, in a small way, a pioneer of the eastern maritime trade — finds himself forced by circumstance and his own sense of honour to bind himself to a three year contract of employment as captain of a tramp steamer whose owner is the steamer's own engineer, a mean and surly gambling addict to boot. Captain Whalley is becoming increasingly unfit for the post and an ambitious young mate has seen his chance to progress. Massy, the increasingly dissatisfied owner of the SOFALA, has sabotage in mind. Even this challenging situation, however, soon proves to be the least of Captain Whalley's difficulties.

Additional Information

System control numberE15970
Original Print PublisherPhiladelphia : Burk & McFetridge Co., 1895.
Narrator NamePeter Dann.
Participant or performer notePeter Dann.
Narrators GenderMale narrator