Returning to the past and another great, widely read classic: Title and Author, please.
"We didn't touch an oar, and we didn't speak nor whisper, nor hardly even breathe. We went gliding swift along, dead silent, past the tip of the paddle-box, and past the stern; then in a second or two more we was a hundred yards below the wreck, and the darkness soaked her up, every last sign of her, and we was safe, and knowed it."
Good luck to all!
Congrats to Cara for the correct answer: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.