We Are Not Afraid to Die

The story is called ‘The Adventure’. Compare it with the adventure described in ‘We’re Not Afraid to Die….’

The story is called, The Adventure: Gangadhar Pant is hit by a truck so, he remains unconscious for two days. He has vision which he remembers after regaining consciousness. He goes to Forbes building to enquire about his son. He goes to the Town Hall Library. He reads history books and comes to know about …

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How did the narrator and the party face the disaster in the form of a huge wave that struck the ‘Wavewalker’?

The wave had struck the Wavewalker. Its starboard side was broken up. Water was gushing in with each wave. The narrator’s head had been smashed against the wheel and he was losing consciousness. But he hung on to the wheel. He half-swim to find the hammer, screws and canvas. He struggled back on deck. He …

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What damage did ‘Wavewalker’ suffer as a result of bad weather?

Mighty waves struck ‘Wavewalker’. The decks were smashed. Water was gushing in through holes and openings. The whole starboard side had bulged inwards. Clothes, crockery, charts, tins and toys moved round noisily in deep water. Their hand pumps got blocked up with the debris floating around the cabins. The electric pump, short circuited. Water level …

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What did the narrator do when, at the dawn on 2nd January, the waves became gigantic? How did the impending disaster indicate itself in the beginning?

On 2nd January, the waves became huge. They were sailing with only a small storm jib. The ship rose to the top of each wave. From there they could see the endless enormous seas rolling towards them. The wind screamed and showered sea water. It was very painful to the eyes. They dropped the storm …

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Describe the horrifying experience of the narrator as mighty waves hit ‘Wavewalker’ in the Southern Indian Ocean?

A mighty wave hit the stern of their ship ‘Wavewalker’ in the evening of January 2. A tremendous explosion shook the deck. A torrent of green and white broke over the ship. The narrator’s head struck against the wheel. He was swept overboard. He was sinking below the waves and losing his consciousness. He accepted …

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Describe the boat ‘Wavewalker’ which set sail from Plymouth, England in July 1976 for going round the world.

The narrator had dreamt of sailing in the wake of Captain James Cook, the famous explorer. 200 years earlier. Captain Cook had made the round-the-world voyage. The narrator wanted to duplicate the voyage of Captain James Cook. For this purpose he had made his boat Wavewalker. It was a 23 meter, 30 ton wooden hulled …

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What made the narrator set sail from Plymouth, England in July 1976? How did he prepare for his voyage?

The narrator had dreamt of sailing in the wake of Captain James Cook, the famous explorer. 200 years earlier Captain Cook had made the round-the-world voyage. The narrator wanted to duplicate the voyage of Captain James Cook. For this purpose he had got made his boat Wavewalker. It was a 23 meter, 30 ton wooden …

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