We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea


Arthur Ransome
Retold by Ralph Mowat

CEFR B1 — B2
Word count 14,860

The four Walker children never meant to go to sea. They had promised their mother to stay safely in the harbour, and to be home on Friday in time for tea.

But there they are in someone else’s boat, drifting out to sea in a thick fog. When the fog lifts, they can turn round and sail back to the harbour. But then comes the wind and the storm, driving them out even further across the cold North Sea . . .

ISBN 9780194791939

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