The crew of the Swallow spend an adventurous summer on an English lake.
Originally published in the UK in 1930, this book introduces the Walker family, the camp on Wild Cat Island, the able-bodied catboat "Swallow," and the two intrepid Amazons, plucky Nancy and Peggy Blackett. Set in the English Lake District in the period between the two World Wars, when the world was a safer and simpler place. The children have fun sailing, camping, fishing, swimming...
While on vacation in East Anglia, four children, whose previous sailing experience is limited to dinghies, accidentally drift out to the North Sea after the rising tide causes their cutter to drag anchor.
Dorothy and Dick have an adventure in the English countryside, involving frantic chases, calamitous boat collisions, and the attempts of their friends to protect nesting birds from rude holiday boaters.