Welcome to First Line Friday! Today we’re looking at A Castaway in Cornwall by Julie Klassen.

October 1813
North Cornwall, England

Flotsam or jetsam?
According to the heavy old volume of Dr. Johnson’s Dictionary in my uncle’s study, flotsam is any goods floating on the sea where a ship has sunk or been cast away, while jetsam is anything purposefully cast out of a ship when in danger, in hopes of saving it, or at least lightening the load.

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