The Adventurer of the Nineteenth Century Volume 1-37

The Adventurer of the Nineteenth Century Volume 1-37

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...the sea before. Geese, dueks, and provisions lay scattered on the deck. I hope there is no fear, captain, asked an old damsel. Plenty of fear, Marm, replied he, but no danger. Hawl aft the main sheet, cried a sailor. 0! what's that? cried the same young lady whose eloquence had so enchanted me in the Dover coach, with no small expression of terror in her countenance; if the captain shouldn't know his way, we shall all be lost. O! Pa, she continued, what a way we are from Dover!--Pray, captain, asked the old gentleman, how's the wind? Pretty well, thank ye, sir, how are you?--'Stand by there, he continued, I'm going to make a tack. I hope, said a testy old traveller, you'll make no attack while the ladies are on board. Look, cried Mr. Pipps, the captain's going the wrong way. Never mind, sir, returned the master, you'll be there first. How so? Because you seem half seas over already. Let's have a song, said the old gentleman to his daughter. Don't give us "the Storm," I whispered to her. Dear pa! look at that funny: --'It's a wherry, my love. That's wery funny, cried Mr. Quibble, the pun ster. Just at this moment, I was suddenly aroused from my pleasing occupation of listening to the conversation around me, by the most lamentable exclamation of an old lady behind me: Oh! oh! I never was Sq ill in my life! I wish I hadn't come--I'm so giddy. Serve you right, returned her affectionate spouse, you would come pleasuring, and now you have plenty of it. When once sea sickness begins, there is no knowing how far sympathy may be pleased to carry it. All the females at this instant appeared ta suffer, and many of the male passengers. The next time I goes to France, observed Mr. Pipps, a little out of humour, I will go all the way by land. Here Mr....show more

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  • Paperback | 306 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 549g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236492315
  • 9781236492319