The Cay

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The Cay

⫸ The ☆ The Cay ✨ Ebook By Theodore Taylor ⇵ Chapter One LIKE SILENT, HUNGRY SHARKS that swim in the darkness of the sea, the German submarines arrived in the middle of the night I was asleep on the second floor of our narrow, gabled green house in Willemstad, on the island of Curaao, the largest of the Dutch islands just off the coast of Venezuela I remember that on that moonless night in February 1942, they attacked the big Lago oil refinery on Aruba, the sister island west of us Then they blew up six of our small lake tankers, the tubby ones that still bring crude oil from Lake Maracaibo to the refinery, Curaaosche Petroleum Maatschappij, to be made into gasoline, kerosene, and diesel oil One German sub was even sighted off Willemstad at dawn So when I woke up there was much excitement in the city, which looks like a part of old Holland, except that all the houses are painted in soft colors, pinks and greens and blues, and there are no dikes It was very hard to finish my breakfast because I wanted to go to Punda, the business district, the oldest part of town, and then to Fort Amsterdam where I could look out to sea If there was an enemy U boat out there, I wanted to see it and join the people in shaking a fist at it I was not frightened, just terribly excited War was something I d heard a lot about, but had never seen The whole world was at war, and now it had come to us in the warm, blue Caribbean The first thing that my mother said was, Phillip, the enemy has finally attacked the island, and there will be no school today But you must stay near home Do you understand I nodded, but I couldn t imagine that a shell from an enemy submarine would pick me out from all the buildings, or hit me if I was standing on the famous pontoon bridge or among the ships way back in the Schottegat or along St Anna Bay So later in the morning, when she was busy making sure that all our blackout curtains were in place, and filling extra pots with fresh water, and checking our food supply, I stole away down to the old fort with Henrik van Boven, my Dutch friend who was also eleven I had played there many times with Henrik and other boys when we were a few years younger, imagining we were defending Willemstad against pirates or even the British They once stormed the island, I knew, long ago Or sometimes we d pre tend we were the Dutch going out on raids against Spanish galleons That had happened too It was all so real that sometimes we could see the tall masted ships coming over the horizon Of course, they were only the tattered sailed native schooners from Venezuela, Aruba, or Bonaire coming in with bananas, oranges, papayas, melons, and vegetables But to us, they were always pirates, and we d shout to the noisy black men aboard them They d laugh back and go, Pow, pow, pow The fort looks as though it came out of a story book, with gun ports along the high wall that faces the sea For years, it guarded Willemstad But this one morning, it did not look like a storybook fort at all There were real soldiers with rifles and we saw machine guns Men with binoculars had them trained toward the whitecaps, and everyone was tense They chased us away, telling us to go home Instead, we went down to the Koningin Emma Brug, the famous Queen Emma pontoon bridge, which spans the channel that leads to the huge harbor, the Schottegat The bridge is built on floats so that it can swing open as ships pass in or out, and it connects Punda with Otrabanda, which means other side, the other part of the city The view from there wasn t as good as from the fort, but curious people were there, too, just looking Strangely, no ships were moving in the channel The veerboots, the ferry boats that shuttled cars and people back and forth when the bridge was swung open, were tied up and empty Even the native schooners were quiet against the docks inside the channel And the black men were not laughing and shouting the way they usually did Henrik said, My father told me there is nothing left of Aruba They hit Sint Nicolaas, you know Every lake tanker was sunk, I said I didn t know if that were true or not, but Henrik had an irritating way of sounding official since his father was connected with the government His face was round and he was chubby His hair was straw colored and his cheeks were always red Henrik was very serious about everything he said or did He looked toward Fort Amsterdam He said, I bet they put big guns up there now That was a safe bet And I said, It won t be long until the Navy is here Henrik looked at me Our Navy He meant the Netherlands Navy No, I said Ours Meaning the American Navy, of course His little Navy was scattered all over after the Germans took Holland Henrik said quietly, Our Navy will come too, and I didn t want to argue with him Everyone felt bad that Holland had been conquered by the Nazis.Praise for The Cay Mr Taylor has provided an exciting storyThe idea that all humanity would benefit from this special form of color blindness permeates the whole bookThe result is a story with a high ethical purpose but no sermon New York Times Book Review A taut tightly compressed story of endurance and revelationAt once barbed and tender, tense and fragileas Timothy would say, outrageous good Kirkus Reviews Fully realized settingartful, unobtrusive use of dialectthe representation of a hauntingly deep love, the poignancy of which is rarely achieved in childrens literature School Library Journal, Starred Starkly dramatic, believable and compelling Saturday Review A tense and moving experience in reading Publishers Weekly Eloquently underscores the intrinsic brotherhood of man Booklist This is one of the best survival stories since Robinson Crusoe The Washington Star A New York Times Best Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Horn Book Honor Book An American Library Association Notable Book A Publishers Weekly Childrens Book to Remember A Child Study Associations Pick of Childrens Books of the Year Jane Addams Book Award Lewis Carroll Shelf Award Commonwealth Club of California Literature Award Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People Award Woodward School Annual Book Award Friends of the Library Award, University of California at Irvine From the Hardcover edition. 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