logoGreat Northern?

CHARACTERS Swallows (John, Susan, Titty, Roger [11 yrs. old?] Walker)
Amazons (Nancy, Peggy Blackett)
D.'s (Dot, Dick Callum)
Capt Flint (Uncle Jim Turner)
"Dactyl" (Mr Jemmerling)
minor characters: young chieftan (Ian "McGinty"), the laird ("The McGinty"), "Dogmudgeon" (Angus), the ghillies, the piper, the sailor from Pterodactyl
LOCATION Outer Hebrides, Scotland
TIME summer, probably of 1934
BOATS Sea Bear, Pterodactyl, the Sea Bear's dinghy, the folder


(numbers are days,
names are chapter titles)


The Sea Bear, Feeling Her Way In


Putting Her On Legs, The First Discovery, "We're Being Stalked", First Sight of the Birds, Is It or Isn't It?


He's Still There!, Cross Purposes, Mutiny Aboard, The Egg-Collector Cooks His Own Goose, Waiting For a Chance


Giving Him the Slip, "I've Got to Have a Hide", Interrupted Netting Party, A Good Look-Out, Enemies Afloat and Ashore, Night Visit to the Island


A Clear Coast For Dick, The Decoys, The Red Herrings, The Round-Up, Ship's Naturalist, Unwanted Rescuer, Roger's Dull Day, The McGinty Listens to Reason, Too Late!, "But What Has He Done With the Eggs?", "Quick! Quick!"
NOTES There is some debate as to whether or not Great Northern? is a "Peter Duck" story or not; it takes place in summer, as it never completely gets dark at the time of year they are sailing, and that is the nesting season for G.N. Divers; there is no certain year to be determined, but it does take place after Picts and Martyrs (the D.'s have Scarab and know how to sail), so the earliest is 1934; they had been sailing for 10 days before the start of the book, going to Skye, Tarbert, and Portree, among (I'm sure) other places; Mac is the owner of the Sea Bear, and they are bringing her back to him at Mallaig

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