By Dave Shelton
A boy and a endure visit sea, built with a suitcase, a comic, and a ukulele. The undergo assures the boy that they're touring a quick distance and it quite shouldn't take very lengthy. yet then they come across "unforeseeable anomalies": turbulent stormy seas! a terrifying sea monster! and the rank continues to be of The final Sandwich. the percentages are pitted opposed to the boy and the undergo and their boat.
Will the Harriet, their relied on vessel, face up to the violent lashings of the salty waves? and may an individual ever solution their message in a bottle?
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