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All the Brothers Were Valiant

Ben Ames Williams

Book Overview: 

Joel Shore, newly appointed captain of the whaling ship Nathan Ross following his brother’s apparent demise as captain of the same ship, elects to make his first cruise as captain to the very location where his brother had last been seen – the Gilbert Islands, in order to try to learn more about what happened to his brother. The focus of this tale is of that voyage halfway around the globe and the adventures which he and his crew encounter.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .d up sidewise at the younger man, and chuckled.

Joel’s brown cheeks were covered with slow fire; but his voice was steady enough when he replied. “It’s a kind offer, sir,” he said. “I know well what store you set by that tub.”

“Will you be wanting it?” Asa still insisted.

“I’ll see,” said Joel quietly. “I will see.”

30 III

The brothers of the House of Shore had been, on the whole, slow to take to themselves wives. Matt had never married, nor Noah, nor Mark. John had a wife for the weeks he was at home before his last cruise; but he did not take her with him on that voyage, and there was no John Shore to carry on the name.

John Shore’s widow was called Rachel. She had been Rachel Holt; and her sister’s name was Priscilla. Rachel was one of those women who suggest slumbering fires; she was slow of speech, and quiet, and calm.. . . Read More

Community Reviews

The brothers Shores were seafaring men. They braved the seas in search of whales and didn’t lack in courage. Mark and Joel Shores have a dispute about the recovery of a quantity of pearls acquired by Mark. He had buried them on a South Seas atoll and hoped to recover them in the future. This dispute

A sea adventure from 1919, this was a very popular novel in its time and was made into a movie three different times by 1953. Pure escapism and relaxation.

An unforgettable book

Like all classics, this book is not perfect but is a book that will be remembered long after it is put down.