Billy Whiskers' Kids; Or, Day and Night

Billy Whiskers' Kids; Or, Day and Night : A Sequel to Billy Whiskers

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...came down in such torrents that it was more like walking under a cascade than a down-pour of rain. But the worst of all was that the lightning had injured the compass, and now they were at the mercy of the storm, drifting, they knew not where. Presently the wind lulled a little and then, as if it had done it in order to regain new force, rose and struck the vessel and sent it flying before it through the billows like a steam-plow, sending the spray mountains high. But horror of horrors! What was that which loomed up through the mist and darkness, straight ahead in their path? Another vessel at the mercy of the storm! Both vessels had lost their rudders and were powerless to dodge each other, so with another mighty burst of the wmd the two were driven together. The Black Hawk struck the other vessel 's side and split her in two, while the bottom of the Black Hawk was torn off, and she sank like a leaden bullet, never to rise again. But where were the kids all this timer They were Knocked crown, jammed and pinched by the things that were suppmg around on UBCK, mt11 they did not know which way to turn; so they gave up trying to dodge things, and spent all their time in trying to keep together. In some way they both got fast between the slats of a chicken-coop that came sliding by Ithem; and after the crash and sinking of the vessel they found themselves standing in the chicken-coop with their legs wedged between the slats, floating in the rough and angry sea. The coop would be pitched from wave to wave as if it were a feather; or it would be rolled over and over, burying coop, kids, and all under the cold, salty water, only to rise again, with the kids sticking in it as if glued there. It was the only thing that saved them, for every more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933850
  • 9781236933850