The waters surrounding the rocky shores of Isle aux Morts are as treacherous as they are beautiful. Anne Harvey has lived all her young life on this island off the coast of Newfoundland, and has seen what raging storms can do to helpless ships caught in their path. It is no surprise that Isle aux Morts means Island of the Dead.
One morning in July 1832, Anne awakes to a terrible storm. The distress signal is sounding. A ship, the Despatch, is in danger of breaking up in the pounding waves. Anne wastes no time in waking her father and brother. With their Newfoundland dog, Hairy Man, they race to their boat. It is Hairy Man, with his great stamina and courage who saves the day. Thise who admire the Newfoundland dog will not be surprised by the deeds of this shaggy gentle hero. The true story of the rescue of the passengers from the Despatch is perfectly complemented by Geoff Butler's Dramatic Paintings.
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