Saturday, June 6, 2009
June 6: A Shrill Cry in the Night! (Vol. 23, pp. 285-295)
Sailing around Cape Horn on a bleak midwinter night in 1836, R.H. Dana was standing watch. He heard a bloodcurdling scream pierce the air. What was it? It turned out to be a crewman having a nightmare. Just another sea tale from Dana's "Two Years Before The Mast."