H. Escott-Inman’s book was an account, told in romantic terms, of the highs and lows of being a castaway. It told the story of the Dundonald survivors on Disappointment Island. Download the document (52KB) to read about the castaways' ecstasy when a ship appeared on the horizon, and then despair when it turned away.
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Reference: H. Escott-Inman, The castaways of Disappointment Island: being an account of their suffering. London: S. W. Partridge & Co., 1911
Lithograph by Ernest Prater
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