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The [[Swallows]], [[Amazons]] and [[Captain Flint]] are holidaying in the [[Norfolk Broads]] on board a wherry, the ''[[Polly Ann]]''. They discuss the recently-published book, ''[[Swallows and Amazons]]'' and propose telling a story of their own.
 
The [[Swallows]], [[Amazons]] and [[Captain Flint]] are holidaying in the [[Norfolk Broads]] on board a wherry, the ''[[Polly Ann]]''. They discuss the recently-published book, ''[[Swallows and Amazons]]'' and propose telling a story of their own.
   
[[Mr Duck]] appears the next morning, delivering the milk, and proposes the name ''[[Wild Cat]]'' for the schooner in their story, they move ''Polly Ann'' to avoid being frozen in, and Titty comes up with the main plot for their story.
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[[Mr Duck]] appears the next morning, initially to deliver the [[milk]], and then he seems to assume a position as crewmember. He proposes the name ''[[Wild Cat]]'' for the schooner in their story, they move ''Polly Ann'' to avoid being frozen in, and Titty comes up with the main plot for their story.
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==Publication==
 
==Publication==
 
The story is printed in ''[[CFT|Arthur Ransome and Capt. Flint's Trunk]]''
 
The story is printed in ''[[CFT|Arthur Ransome and Capt. Flint's Trunk]]''

Revision as of 09:33, 2 September 2008

'Their Own Story' is a fragment of an early version of Peter Duck. It starts two days after Christmas of the year in which Swallows and Amazons is set (presumably 1930).

Plot summary

The Swallows, Amazons and Captain Flint are holidaying in the Norfolk Broads on board a wherry, the Polly Ann. They discuss the recently-published book, Swallows and Amazons and propose telling a story of their own.

Mr Duck appears the next morning, initially to deliver the milk, and then he seems to assume a position as crewmember. He proposes the name Wild Cat for the schooner in their story, they move Polly Ann to avoid being frozen in, and Titty comes up with the main plot for their story.

Publication

The story is printed in Arthur Ransome and Capt. Flint's Trunk