Curious Brown -- YA novel -- in the beginnings of a most tremendous adventure
The large passenger ship cut through the water steadily. Curious gripped the handrail as he peered down into the frothing water. The day had started out warm and bright but clouds now covered the sun. The smell of salt was thickening in the air. A random gull screamed out and circled the ship once before chasing after the better weather.
Curious studied the water. The first layer seemed so translucent, while layer after layer became denser and denser. He wondered what animals were secretly peering up at him from the depths.
Curious’s brown hair blew back in the strong ocean breeze. It had been two days onboard and he was feeling anxious. His parents were in the lounge playing cards with another couple. They had a young girl who was in need of medical treatment --- and their trip to London was for the sole purpose of getting her the necessary treatment. Curious had yet to meet her because she was sequestered to her room.
There were a few other children on the ship. But they were either too young, too old or too rich. Curious couldn’t stand being with the arrogant, overly spoiled boys that raced around the deck at top speed and created turmoil on the other passengers.
And to be honest, Curious wasn’t in a jovial mood. This trip was because of him.
He found himself filled with longing for his home in New York. Nestled into the countryside with all the luxuries of home and of course, his friends. But after he had predicted Miss. Sunny’s outcome his parents had been on edge. They exchanged worried looks. They didn’t let him out of their sight.
And then the gypsies started turning up.