The narrator signs on to sail on a small cutter bound from Melbourne to Fremantle. During the journey, he and the rest of the crew are imperilled by the captain's inexperience, storms, and an inquisitive whale.
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First known date:1888 Serialised by:The Sydney Mail1860-1938newspaper (1780 issues)
Serialised in the Sydney Mail in two instalments: 11 February and 25 February 1888.