Protecting Project Pulp 86: Francis Stevens

Main Fiction: “Friend Island” by Francis Stevens, first published in All-Story Weekly, September 7, 1918.

Narrator: Pete Fallico.

Stern of feature, bronzed by wind and sun, her age could only be guessed, but I surmised at once that in her I beheld a survivor of the age of turbines and oil engines—a true sea-woman of that elder time when woman’s superiority to man had not been so long recognized. When, to emphasize their victory, women in all ranks were sterner than today’s need demands.

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