"Papa, I want to sail in the new boat. Will you take
"It is pretty cold, Frank. See how the wind blows, and
how the waves roll on the beach."
"I know it is cold, papa, but I have on a warm coat."
"Well, come on. I will hold the boat while you get in."
So Frank and his papa got into the boat and put up
The waves were very high, but Frank was not afraid.
The boat was strong, and his papa could sail it well.
The waves dashed over the side of the boat, but the
more they dashed, the more fun it was for Frank.
When Frank got to be a man, he was so fond of the
water that he went to sea in a large ship. He learned how
to sail the ship, and after a while, he was made captain
of it. He is an old man now, and likes to tell little boys
and girls all he learned and saw while he was captain
of a ship.