The Dark Frigate

Charles Boardman HAWES (1889 - 1923)

The frigate Rose of Devon rescues from a wreck in mid-ocean twelve men who show their gratitude by seizing the Rose, killing her captain and sailing toward the Caribbean where they hope to plunder Spanish towns and galleons. Mistaking an English man-of-war for a merchantman, they are captured and brought back to England for trial. Only one, an English lad, Philip Marsham, a member of the original crew of the Rose, is acquitted; and he, after adventures in the forces of King Charles, tires of Cromwell's England and sails for Barbados once more on the Rose of Devon.

The Dark Frigate has long been a favorite story for boys and in 1924 was awarded the John Newbery Medal, given annually "for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."

When The Dark Frigate was first published F. F. Van deWater in The New York Tribune said: "No one, we think, has written so perfect a pirate tale since Treasure Island." (from the dustjacket of the first edition)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1: Flight Kathrine Engan
00:15:38
Play 02 Chapter 2: A Leal Man and a Fool Kathrine Engan
00:26:48
Play 03 Chapter 3: Two Sailors on Foot Kathrine Engan
00:15:36
Play 04 Chapter 4: The Girl at the Inn Kathrine Engan
00:17:56
Play 05 Chapter 5: Sir John Bristol Kathrine Engan
00:21:05
Play 06 Chapter 6: The Rose of Devon Kathrine Engan
00:31:59
Play 07 Chapter 7: The Ship's Liar Kathrine Engan
00:13:26
Play 08 Chapter 8: Storm Kathrine Engan
00:19:07
Play 09 Chapter 9: The Master's Guest Kathrine Engan
00:12:06
Play 10 Chapter 10: Between Midnight and Morning Kathrine Engan
00:11:18
Play 11 Chapter 11: Head Winds and a Rough Sea Kathrine Engan
00:20:44
Play 12 Chapter 12: The Porcupine Ketch Kathrine Engan
00:32:38
Play 13 Chapter 13: A Bird to be Limed Kathrine Engan
00:12:10
Play 14 Chapter 14: A Wonderful Excellent Cook Kathrine Engan
00:26:19
Play 15 Chapter 15: A Lonesome Little Town Kathrine Engan
00:24:50
Play 16 Chapter 16: The Harbour of Refuge Kathrine Engan
00:20:09
Play 17 Chapter 17: Will Canty Kathrine Engan
00:18:00
Play 18 Chapter 18: Tom Jordan's Mercy Kathrine Engan
00:11:48
Play 19 Chapter 19: A Man Seen Before Kathrine Engan
00:19:11
Play 20 Chapter 20: A Prize for the Taking Kathrine Engan
00:13:03
Play 21 Chapter 21: Ill Words Come True Kathrine Engan
00:29:12
Play 22 Chapter 22: Back to the Inn Kathrine Engan
00:11:25
Play 23 Chapter 23: And Old Sir John Kathrine Engan
00:08:57
Play 24 Chapter 24: And Again the Rose of Devon Kathrine Engan
00:10:21