Posted by Dave Thewlis on September 15, 2015 at 19:08:54 user dthewlis.
In Reply to: Re: Special Moments posted by Jon on September 14, 2015 at 18:10:14:
Jon the only reference to how Swallow came to be on Wild Cat that I can find is this, in the first chapter of PD:
“Did Swallow get hurt on the journey?” asked Titty.
“Not she,” said Captain Flint. “Go along and see if you can find a scratch on her. There she is in the davits. A fine ship’s boat she will make. And we’ve a good dinghy as well.”
“Good old Swallow,” said Titty, looking down at the little sailing boat that Captain Flint had brought in a crate all the way to Lowestoft from that far-away lake in the north. There she was, hanging from the davits on the starboard side of the schooner, with her oars and her mast and her old brown sail neatly stowed away in her, all ready to be lowered into the harbour. “Good old Swallow.”
There might be a reference elsewhere to Captain Fling purchasing her from Mr. Jackson but I rather doubt it. So all we seem to know is that CF brought her south, and nothing about ownership or permission.
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