Blackbeard, Vol. 2 of 2

Blackbeard, Vol. 2 of 2 : A Page from the Colonial History of Philadelphia (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Blackbeard, Vol. 2 of 2: A Page From the Colonial History of Philadelphia Towards evening of the day on which I dis covered land, the tide carried my boat into a narrow, well-sheltered cove, begirt on every side, save where its mouth widened seaward, by a tall and dense forest. The sun was declining behind the trees as I set my foot upon shore the air warm and still, not a breath whispering among the leaves - me thought there was something awful in the deep unbroken quiet that hung over the forest. I turned from the rank clusters of gigantic palmetto, and the fantastic live-oaks, covered by enormous cur tains of dark gray moss, that silently hung down to the earth, and listened with an emotion of relief to the ever-living murmur of the ocean. My curiosity was yet to be satisfied by a regu lar exploration of the country: so, making fast to a gnarled root that projected over the water, I leaped out, cutlass in hand. Upon the soil, as I after ward discovered, of Yucatan. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 327g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243197381
  • 9780243197385