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W. W. Jacobs: A Case of Desertion

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Travel & Adventure

One early morning a small steam-barge called Bulldog was passing the town. The speed of the steam-barge was six knots per hour. The captain of the ship was annoyed by the speed. He went with his crew to the engine room and wanted to ask the steamer why the speed of steam-barge was so small. But the steamer was terribly and abusively drunk. He said: “I don’t want to stoke the engine. If this boy makes it, this would be better!” Also the steamer said that he didn’t want to do anything and he preferred to have a bath. After that he rushed to the water from the board of the steam-barge… What happened next? Read it till the end to know the whole story!

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