Rubbing to edges and corners bumped. Spine and covers creased. Inside of covers is grubby
A loud crash made the houseboat lurch suddenly.
"We've broken loose!" cried Bob.
To their horror, the three boys saw they were already ten feet away from the shore - and gathering speed rapidly.
"The dam!" Bob yelled.
A low roar grew loader. Straight ahead the racing water of the creek surged over the dam in a thunderous mass. There was nothing to stop them being swept to their deaths!