The Atlantic Surfman

The Atlantic Surfman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...the surfman or rush the hummocks oflf from their foundations, it fell back from its daring charges up the sands, and there was a better chance for patrolling. The wind that very sensibly was now going the way of the surfman, keeping at his back served as motive power, and gave him an acceptable shove down the beach. Charlie had nothing to do except to keep moving. There was nothing he could make out on the water but an indefinite, horrible wrestle and throw of something huge and beastlike. As for seeing a wreck, if there had been one, it was an impossibility. He could only have inferred it from the flight of a rocket, the surfman's only source of information on such a night. He was so tired that he was glad to have the help of various travel-encouraging devices, and he would mutter, "All you have got to do is to put one foot before another. I 'll keep doing it." He was soon tired of the monotony of the thought. Then he attempted to recall the number of hummocks between the station-house and the station, and then the hummocks on the other side of the station. This source of diversion soon became a dried-up stream. Then he tramped the distance of a hundred feet and began to estimate how many such distances were between the stationhouse and the station, and finally how much of a residue there was to this patrol. In the midst of his problem, plodding past a hummock, suddenly a light flashed upon him. "Ah, there it is!" he cried, and joyfully sprang forward. It was a light shining with a warm glow from a station window. What a look of welcome it had! It was shelter, rest, home. If the stationhouse were a retreat built of rare, tropical wood, the station was 1 cluster of such retreats, a palace of many...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883853
  • 9781236883858