By Carol Newman Cronin
Oliver returns!The personality we got here to like in Oliver’s shock reveals himself on Cape Cod aboard his grandfather’s boat, the loved “Surprise” as a huge typhoon threatens to make landfall. In 1954, storm Carol’s wrath used to be felt from the Carolinas to Maine, and in Boston, she blew down the spire of the historical previous North Church. Her destruction used to be so whole that the identify won't ever back be used; Carol used to be the 1st Atlantic typhoon identify in background to be retired. once more, younger readers see New England coastal historical past during the eyes of our intrepid Oliver, now a professional time traveller. As Carol starts off to undergo down at the sandy beach, Oliver needs to face his personal fears and uncertainties whereas contending with a renegade aunt and all over again tourist who refuses to enable move of recent niceties.
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Something didn’t feel right about the whole situation, and it wasn’t just two missing people or trying to talk sense into Greg. “Look, maybe we should just go back to sleep. ” Greg snorted. ” Oliver stood up, sending his head spinning again. “I’m going below. Anyway it’s raining–” No awning! Had it blown away? He couldn’t think about that right now—he had to lie down. Crawling down the ladder again into the cabin, Oliver inhaled carefully. Seaweed for sure, and something else that reminded him of cleaning winches at the boatyard—kerosene.
Cap’n Eli handed him an enamel bucket. ” Holding his breath, Oliver pulled out a huge clam. The thing was four times the size of the littlenecks he and Grampa used to dig. It dropped into the bucket with a satisfying clunk. Whoosh! Fire leaped up from the stove. Arching back to dodge the flame, Cap’n Eli slid a black pan over the burner. Then he pulled an onion out of a net bag hanging next to the sink and began to dice it, with the rigging knife he’d pulled from the sheath on his belt. Greg swept his way across the cabin, digging into the corners to eke out every little bit of grit.
Surprise turned into the wind, the propeller’s rumble fading as Buck shifted into neutral. A sharper vibration announced reverse. Oliver watched the trees off the port side, waiting for the boat to stop moving forward. When she hovered, ready to fall back on her heels, Buck nodded. ” Pressing the foot button, Oliver watched the chain clunk over the side, loud enough to spook the deer in the woods. Once the freefall stopped, the links inched out one at a time. The anchor had found bottom. “Not very deep,” Oliver said when Buck came forward.