Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for this novel. All sentences are from the novel. Sensory imagery includes: "a strong smell of tobacco and tar" "a jingle of broken glass" "the windows had neat red curtains" "the swish of the sea" "we had eaten our pork" "wiping the sweat from his brow." Alliteration includes: "The supervisor stood up straight and stiff and told his story" "daylight dwindled and disappeared" "He was the flower of the flock, was Flint." Allusions include: Noah, Davy Jones, Jolly Roger.