The Ocean Waifs

Thomas Mayne REID (1818 - 1883)

"The “vulture of the sea,” borne upon broad wing, and wandering over the wide Atlantic, suddenly suspends his flight to look down upon an object that has attracted his attention.

It is a raft, with a disc not much larger than a dining-table, constructed out of two small spars of a ship,—the dolphin-striker and spritsail yard,—with two broad planks and some narrower ones lashed crosswise, and over all two or three pieces of sail-cloth carelessly spread." So begins this adventure, both on land and on sea! (Summary adapted from chapter 1)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Albatross Anton
00:05:13
Play 02 Ship on Fire Anton
00:09:03
Play 03 The Lord's Prayer Anton
00:08:26
Play 04 Hunger-Despair Anton
00:06:10
Play 05 Faith-Hope Anton
00:06:26
Play 06 Flying-Fish deongines
00:08:42
Play 07 A Cheering Cloud deongines
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Play 08 A Canvas Tank deongines
00:06:39
Play 09 A Pleasant Shower-Bath deongines
00:07:30
Play 10 The Pilot-Fish deongines
00:11:20
Play 11 A Lenten Dinner deongines
00:08:33
Play 12 Flensing a Shark deongines
00:08:17
Play 13 The Sucking-Fish Kenneth Sergeant Gaghan
00:07:29
Play 14 A Sail of Shark-Flesh Kenneth Sergeant Gaghan
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Play 15 The Mysterious Voice Kenneth Sergeant Gaghan
00:08:24
Play 16 Other Waifs Kenneth Sergeant Gaghan
00:07:48
Play 17 How Snowball Escaped From the Slaver Kenneth Sergeant Gaghan
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Play 18 Snowball Amid the Drift deongines
00:08:52
Play 19 Snowball at Sea on a Hencoop deongines
00:07:03
Play 20 The Flashing of Lightning deongines
00:06:44
Play 21 To the Oars deongines
00:07:18
Play 22 Ship Ahoy! deongines
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Play 23 The Rafts en Rapport deongines
00:05:27
Play 24 Reconstructing the Raft deongines
00:07:18
Play 25 The Catamaran deongines
00:07:15
Play 26 Little William and Lilly Lalee Vaughan McCarthy
00:06:27
Play 27 Too Late! Vaughan McCarthy
00:09:16
Play 28 'Overboard!' Vaughan McCarthy
00:07:20
Play 29 Saved! Vaughan McCarthy
00:06:33
Play 30 The Zygaena Vaughan McCarthy
00:10:45
Play 31 Face to Face Kathrine Engan
00:05:41
Play 32 A Ring Performance Kathrine Engan
00:08:15
Play 33 The Chase of the Catamaran deongines
00:08:52
Play 34 The Sail out of Sight deongines
00:06:35
Play 35 Waiting for Death Doug Fajardo
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Play 36 A Chest at Sea Doug Fajardo
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Play 37 An Improvised Life-Preserver Doug Fajardo
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Play 38 Conjectures about the Catamaran Doug Fajardo
00:10:08
Play 39 Down the Wind Doug Fajardo
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Play 40 Launching the Life-Preserver Doug Fajardo
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Play 41 A Lookout from Aloft deongines
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Play 42 One More Aboard deongines
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Play 43 Refitting the Raft deongines
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Play 44 The Albacores deongines
00:07:20
Play 45 The Sword-Fish Jim Price
00:04:52
Play 46 The Swordsman of the Sea Jim Price
00:07:27
Play 47 Angling the Albacore deongines
00:13:42
Play 48 The Frigate-Bird deongines
00:11:15
Play 49 Between Two Tyrants Mike Pelton
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Play 50 Snowball Making a Somersault Mike Pelton
00:05:54
Play 51 A Thrust Through and Through Edward Brecht
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Play 52 An Awkward Grip Mike Pelton
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Play 53 Gloomy Prospects Mike Pelton
00:05:18
Play 54 Thanksgiving deongines
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Play 55 Snowball Sees Land girix8
00:05:35
Play 56 Is It Land? Bill Boerst
00:09:57
Play 57 The King of the Cannibal Islands deongines
00:07:19
Play 58 Very Like a Whale deongines
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Play 59 Aboard the Body of a Whale girix8
00:05:35
Play 60 A Curious Cuisine deongines
00:05:56
Play 61 An Assembly of Sharks deongines
00:05:51
Play 62 A Dangerous Equilibrium Kathrine Engan
00:07:54
Play 63 A Harpoon Well Handled Kathrine Engan
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Play 64 The Thick Waters Kathrine Engan
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Play 65 A Whale on Fire! Bill Boerst
00:07:03
Play 66 The Big Raft girix8
00:12:57
Play 67 A Crew of Cannibals Bill Boerst
00:10:47
Play 68 The Lottery of Life and Death deongines
00:12:18
Play 69 A Challenge Declined deongines
00:07:46
Play 70 An Unexpected Termination Kathrine Engan
00:07:27
Play 71 Le Gros on Trial Kathrine Engan
00:05:13
Play 72 A Duel to the Death Bill Boerst
00:05:27
Play 73 Hate Against Hate Kana McKay
00:11:39
Play 74 A Light! Kana McKay
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Play 75 Towards the Beacon! Bill Boerst
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Play 76 A Double Darkness girix8
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Play 77 A Whispered Conspiracy Rachel
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Play 78 A Foul Deed Done in a Fog Kathrine Engan
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Play 79 Dousing the Glim Kathrine Engan
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Play 80 Suspicious Sounds Rachel
00:05:20
Play 81 Unpleasant Conjectures girix8
00:10:26
Play 82 An Informal Inquest Kenneth Sergeant Gaghan
00:05:50
Play 83 Slipping the Cable Kenneth Sergeant Gaghan
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Play 84 The Chase Kenneth Sergeant Gaghan
00:06:07
Play 85 Nearer and Nearer Kenneth Sergeant Gaghan
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Play 86 Cut in Twain Kenneth Sergeant Gaghan
00:06:53
Play 87 An Unlooked-for Deliverance ashleighjane
00:05:51
Play 88 A Threatened Storm ashleighjane
00:11:33
Play 89 A Startling Shriek Lynne T
00:07:26
Play 90 A Madman in Mid-ocean Lynne T
00:08:27
Play 91 The Insane Swimmer Lucy Perry
00:06:05
Play 92 Boarding the Boat realisticspeakers
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Play 93 The Catamaran Abandoned realisticspeakers
00:07:17
Play 94 A 'School' of Sperm-Whales Jules Hawryluk
00:10:47
Play 95 Worse Off Than Ever BettyB
00:06:17
Play 96 The Darkest Hour BettyB
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Play 97 A Cheering Cup BettyB
00:06:24
Play 98 A Phantom Ship or a Ship on Fire? Jules Hawryluk
00:07:30
Play 99 A Whaler 'Trying Out' Jules Hawryluk
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Play 100 The End of the 'Yarn' Leejack
00:06:46