The Open Boat The Open Boat
By Stephen Crane ReadOasis Step 3 (Part 2) Seagulls flew near and far. Sometimes the birds sat down on the sea in groups, near... The Open Boat

By Stephen Crane
ReadOasis Step 3
(Part 2)

Seagulls flew near and far. Sometimes the birds sat down on the sea in groups, near brown seaweed that rolled on the waves. Often the seagulls came very close and stared at the men with small, black eyes. The men shouted at them, telling them to go.

The sailor and the reporter kept rowing. Sometimes they sat together, each using an oar. Sometimes one would pull on both oars while the other rested. Brown pieces of seaweed appeared from time to time. Th...

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