First Edition stated. Nautical adventure novel. "Little did Bill Parslow, ex-captain in the Machine Gun Corps, dream of what lay before him, when in the pitch blackness of a November night he abandoned his broken down steam tractor and secretly boarded a barge passing along the canal. A series of strange adventures full of baffling mystery [ensues]". Very Good, Sunday school bookplate at front pastedown, in Very Good dustjacket, modest edge wear.