Set a [sic] drift
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This unattributed story by one of the Nelson brothers tells of two adventurers caught in a shipwreck. The two main characters, Frank and James, survive a shipwreck and make their way to an island. The island has some tropical features including parrots, jaguars, coconuts and pineapples. Once on the island the pair face challenging environments, dangerous animals and rough conditions. The story details the day-to-day struggles of Frank and James as they trap food, find shelter and make use of found resources. The boys face dangers from the local animals as they encounter bears, jaguars and a shark. The story ends very abruptly and is followed by 15 blank pages, suggesting it was left unfinished. "Set Adrift" features several color illustrations.
The item is undated but the finding aid indicates the entire collection was likely created during the 1890s.
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- Goshen (N.H.)
- Adventure and adventurers--Juvenile fiction
Wilderness survival--Juvenile fiction
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- Set a [sic] drift. 1890-1899. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, https://acdc.amherst.edu/view/asc:678800. (Accessed July 18, 2018.)
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- (1890-1899) Set a [sic] drift. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, https://acdc.amherst.edu/view/asc:678800
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- Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <https://acdc.amherst.edu/view/asc:678800>.