Rudyard Kipling's novel Captains Courageous (full title, Captains Courageous, A Story of the Grand Banks) begins on an ocean liner in the North Atlantic nearing the Grand Banks, on which ship fifteen-year-old Harvey Cheyne Jr. is accompanying his mother and his wealthy railroad magnate father on a business trip to London because Harvey Jr. was expelled from school for bribing one of his teachers.
Harvey, Jr. wasn't very popular with some of the other passengers.
"That Cheyne boy's the biggest nuisance aboard," said a man in a frieze overcoat, shutting the door with a bang. "He isn't wanted here."
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