Thus far, Davy Lewellyn, the narrator, a disabled sailor in his 50s who has recently lost his wife, son, and daughter-in-law and is raising his 6-year-old grand-daughter, has discovered a small boat washed up on a beach, and containing a 2-year-old child . . . and thus begins a 600+ page tale!
|Frontspiece of 1893 edition of|
"The Maid of Sker"