658 Francisco Ct.
Walnut Creek, CA
Circuses & Sailing Ships:
Recollections of a
Runaway New England Boy
Norman C. Getchell (1880-1976),
as told to his son, Nelson F. Getchell
88 pages, 6x9, bibliography, "extravagantly illustrated." $14.50
adventures, this turn-of-the-19th-century teenage boy was run out of
behind a club-wielding elephant, survived a fiery shipwreck and a
week adrift in the south Atlantic, and lived for a season on an
exotic island in the Indian Ocean. During all this period his family
in Maine had no idea where he was, and he didn't contact them until
he was a grown man,
after a bizarre brush with death in New York City."
– From the Introduction.
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