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Beach of Dreams

H. De Vere Stacpoole

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Two sailors, Harbutt and Raft, discuss their plight as workers under the thumb of a wealthy owner. During a windstorm, Raft and his fellow hands must climb a mast of the three-master to control a rigging gone astray. Once they master that runaway rigging, they pause to watch another vessel in the distance. It's a ship many have seen before. We are introduced to the occupants of this new ship, the Gaston de Paris. The owner is Prince Selm, who loves the finest things in life, yet is drawn to the sea. His guests are an elderly eccentric woman, Madame de Warens, and her adopted daughter, Cleo de Bromsart, an unmarried 20-year-old who looks down on the lower classes. Madame de Warens is upset that Cleo has rejected Selm's proposal of marriage. Cleo, feeling an urge to go on deck, puts on storm gear and begins to climb the steps. Suddenly the engines thrust the ship forward fast, throwing Cleo back. She rushes up on deck to see the three-master hovering near, the name Albatross on its side. Her ship is listing to port. The last thing she remembers is Prince Selm's voice. Many questions remain: the fate of either ship, the safety of Madame Warens, and not the least the future of Cleo and Selm. (summary by Bill Boerst)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

29:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:44


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:31