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- DescriptionA Daughter of the Sws is Jack London's first vel. The vel features a strong female heroine, Frona Welse. Frona was born into a wealthy family and educated at Stanford but she takes to the Yukon trail after upsetting her father and his wealthy community of friends with her out-spoken ways and her incent friendship with the town's prostitute. All ready, Miss Welse, though I'm sorry we can't spare one of the steamer's boats. Frona Welse arose with alacrity and came to the first officer's side. We're so busy, he explained, and gold-rushers are such perishable freight, at least- I understand, she interrupted, and I, too, am behaving as though I were perishable. And I am sorry for the trouble I am giving you, but-but- She turned quickly and pointed to the shore. Do you see that big log-house? Between the clump of pines and the river? I was born there. Guess I'd be in a hurry myself, he muttered, sympathetically, as he piloted her along the crowded deck. Everybody was in everybody else's way; r was there one who failed to proclaim it at the top of his lungs. A thousand gold-seekers were clamoring for the immediate landing of their outfits. Each hatchway gaped wide open, and from the lower depths the shrieking donkey-engines were hurrying the misassorted outfits skyward. On either side of the steamer, rows of scows received the flying cargo, and on each of these scows a sweating mob of men charged the descending slings and heaved bales and boxes about in frantic search. Men waved shipping receipts and shouted over the steamer-rails to them. Sometimes two and three identified the same article, and war arose. The two-circle and the circle-and-dot brands caused endless jangling, while every whipsaw discovered a dozen claimants. The purser insists that he is going mad, the first officer said, as he helped Frona Welse down the gangway to the landing stage, and the freight clerks have turned the cargo over to the passengers and quit work. But we're t so unlucky as the Star of Bethlehem, he reassured her, pointing to a steamship at anchor a quarter of a mile away. Half of her passengers have pack-horses for Skaguay and White Pass, and the other half are bound over the Chilcoot. So they've mutinied and everything's at a standstill. Hey, you! he cried, beckoning to a Whitehall which hovered discreetly on the outer rim of the floating confusion. A tiny launch, pulling heroically at a huge tow-barge, attempted to pass between; but the boatman shot nervily across her bow, and just as he was clear, unfortunately, caught a crab. This slewed the boat around and brought it to a stop. Watch out! the first officer shouted.
- Author(s)Jack London
- Date of Publication24/05/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight513 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine26 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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