Bennet, Robert Ames: Into the Primitive. v1. 4 Jan 2013
Robert Ames Bennet (1870 – 1954) was an American western and science fiction writer. Several of his novels were made into films.
She and Winthrope saw the steamer slip from the reef and sink back into deep water, carrying down in the vortex the mate and the few remaining sailors. After that all was chaos to them.They were driven ashore before the terrific gusts of the cyclone, blinded by the stinging spoondrift to all else but the hell of breakers and coral reefs in whose midst they swirled so dizzily. And through it all Blake lay huddled on the bottom boards, gurgling blithely of spicy zephyrs and swaying hammocks.