Homeward and Other Writings

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Homeward and Other Writings
by Harold Ray Davis In the classic style of Herman Melville, Harold R. Daviss collection of stories of sailing the high seas in the early 1800s gives his reader a glimpse of the men who pulled their dreams from the seas like a great elusive fish. Starting with a tale of a floating island that eventually beaches a group of scientists on a hostile continent, Homeward and Other Writings offers a sense of adventure as well as imparting a moral tale of making it against all odds. The theme continues with Beneath the Southern Sun, the tale of a young boy who starts out life on the streets and, with the guidance and encouragement of a good-hearted captain, eventually rises through the ranks of the Royal Navy to become a great captain. Closing with a poem, The Captain, and a mystical Indian tale, Christmas on the High Mesa, Mr. Davis leaves his reader with a longing for days gone by as well as a sense of achievement as he celebrates reaching a long-sought goal. ABOUT THE AUTHOR A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Harold R. Davis and his wife, Shirley, have raised two daughters, Maria and Linda. How retired from a career as a civil engineer, in his spare time he enjoys golf, baseball, and womens basketball. (2005, paperback, 90 pages)