The Lonely Island: The Refuge of the Mutineers

Author: Ballantyne, R. M. (Robert Michael)

Average rating:
  • Fair-Read Level: 4
  • Illustrated? No
  • Length: E
  • Flesch: 71.08
  • Kincaid: 7.98
  • Fog Level: 10.63
  • Core 1 and 2: 80.33

Placement Text

On a profoundly calm and most beautiful evening towards the end of the last century, a ship lay becalmed on the fair bosom of the Pacific Ocean. Although there was nothing piratical in the aspect of the ship—if we except her guns—a few of the men who formed her crew might have been easily mistaken for roving buccaneers. There was a certain swagger in the gait of some, and a sulky defiance on the brow of others, which told powerfully of discontent from some cause or other, and suggested the idea that the peaceful aspect of the sleeping