The Cruise of the Dondevoy

    


I set off towing, determined to save the petrol I had been given, but soon I had to start the motor. I caught up with a pair of boats who had passed through earlier, and someone told me that the generous editor had said that there was a possibility of jobs at an "Aquadrome" two locks further on. Just at that moment, the motor broke down, and it was back to leg power again, and I made the next lock well before sunset, I had made three locks altogether today. I hope there is a job at the next lock.

The motor is repairable I hope, for the engine goes, but the propeller does not go round. I think maybe it caught a stone or other underwater obstruction, and broke a shearing pin, if there is such a thing.


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