FIVE men from a torpedoed ship, only one of them a sailor; endless days and nights in an open boat, tortures of hunger and thirst, the strength and weaknesses of the human spirit in great adversity — surely the theme is a familiar enough one. But Mr. Hanley has made his story graphic and convincing. The five individuals develop naturally along the indicated lines of their characters. There is no incredible hero in the lot, but one good common seaman, an old, sick priest, and three dubious passengers. It is a fine and moving book.
R. E. D.
The critics in this issue of the Atlantic are: —
W. H. C. WILLIAM HENRY CHAMBERLIN
E. D. ELIZABETH DREW
W. F. WILSON FOLLETT
R. M. G. ROBERT M. GAY
R. E. D. RICHARD ELY DANIELSON