The Indian Drum

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When Alan Conrad enters the lives of Benjamin Corvet and Henry Spearman, events are put in motion that dredge up the December 1895 fate of the Lake Michigan steel freighter the Miwaka. Can the Manitou Indian legend that tells of a drum beating every time the lake takes a life unravel the mystery?

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Page 111 - Tis your duty' to keep clear; Act as judgment says is proper — Port or Starboard, back or stop her ! But when on your port is seen A steamer with a light of green, There's not so much for you to do — The Green light must keep clear of you. 4. All ships must keep a good lookout, and Steamships must stop and go astern if necessary.
Page 111 - Two Steamships crossing. This Is the real position of danger. The steamship that has the other on her own starboard side shall keep out of the way of the other. There is nothing for it but good lookout, caution and judgment. If to Starboard Red appear, 'Tis your duty...
Page 111 - Meeting Steamers do not dread When you see three lights ahead ! Port your helm and show your Red. 2. Tw* Steamships passing. For Steamers passing you should try ( To keep this maxim in your eye: Green to Green, or Red to Red — Perfect safety— go ahead ! 3.
Page 189 - ... gold to buy with, there were many goods to look at. Now Marietta and Mother Manon went to the fair with the rest, and Colin was also there. He bought a great many curiosities and trifles for his friends — but he would not spend a farthing for Marietta. And yet he was always at her elbow, though he did not speak to her, nor she to him. It was easy to see that he was brooding over some scheme of wickedness. Mother Manon stood gazing before a shop, when she suddenly exclaimed: "Oh!
Page 4 - ... than he ; but he is the personality ; he represents to the outsiders the romance and mystery of the secrets and early, naked adventures of the great achievement. Thus, to think of the great mercantile establishments of...
Page 4 - There are, in every great city, a few individuals who from their fullness of experience in an epoch of the city's life come to epitomize that epoch in the general mind...
Page 2 - Islands — gleam spectrally where the bone-white shingle outcrops above the water, or blur ghostlike in the haze; on the dark knolls topping the glistening sand bluffs to northward, Chippewas and Ottawas, a century and a, half ago, quarreled over the prisoners after the...
Page 260 - I don't know who he is or where he came from, but he's no farmer. Perhaps he uses this land to corral the stock he buys until he can sell it again.

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