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 liked “Surprise” as an incredible typhoon threatens to make landfall. In 1954, typhoon Carol’s wrath used to be felt from the Carolinas to Maine, and in Boston, she blew down the spire of the ancient outdated North Church. Her destruction used to be so entire that the identify won't ever back be used; Carol used to be the 1st Atlantic storm identify in background to be retired. once more, younger readers see New England coastal historical past in the course of the eyes of our intrepid Oliver, now a professional time visitor. As Carol begins to endure down at the sandy sea coast, Oliver needs to face his personal fears and uncertainties whereas contending with a renegade aunt and once more traveller who refuses to permit pass of contemporary niceties.
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Mom would be totally pissed. She’d made sure the workers covered every inch of the old deck in plywood and epoxy, telling everyone there was nothing worse than sleeping in a wet bunk. The ship’s clock chimed five bells—six-thirty. A cheery greeting on this gray day. Surprise lurched to starboard, tugging on her chain. So the anchor was still holding, even though it was blowing really, really hard. Swinging his legs out of his bunk, Oliver braced for the dizziness to return. But his stomach rumbled only with emptiness.
Then they entered the harbor, and he forgot to wonder about anything except the magic of this almost landlocked cove. The water showed only a ruffle of wind. Trees grew all around, a tall canopy of green spiked with stems of dark pointed fi r. On the far shore, a lone deer ambled across the tiny beach. The main harbor opened up to starboard. They motored past a small floating dock where a few skiffs bumped alongside. ” Buck nodded to the hump of land now hiding the outer harbor. “You can check it out tomorrow.
Depends on how quick this storm blows through,” Buck said, popping an after-dinner mint. ” Mrs. H pointed west, under the bottom edge of the cockpit awning that whipped and crackled in the salty breeze. ” Behind a pointy-roofed house on the far hill, the setting sun poured through a fresh slit in the clouds. Oliver shivered, though the air on his bare arms and legs was still warm. Red sky at night, sailor’s delight—somehow, that slice of bloody sky didn’t look at all delightful. “Before it gets too dark,” Mrs.
Cape Cod Surprise: Oliver Matches Wits with Hurricane Carol by Carol Newman Cronin