The Bowdoin Quill Volume 3-4

The Bowdoin Quill Volume 3-4

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...along on this tack, his cap suddenly blew over. Impulsively he made a reach for it into the water, and involuntarily pushed the tiller away from him. The boat's head swung off before the wind, the sail iibed with a tremendous wrench, and in a flash the boat capsized and drove straight on the rocks of the point. Tom could swim just enough to get to the boat and seize the ed e with a grasp of desperation. ucie saw the accident, and quick as thought dashed up the wharf to the beach. There the only boat was the heavy dory, high and dry on the sand, which her two big brothers together could just pull down the six feet to the water. She took hold of it, and dragged it to the water alone--she never knew how--and launched it. In a trice she was pulling toward the overturned boat. But all this had taken time; and when she was yet a hundred feet away Tom's numbed hands lost their hold, and he sank for the first time, with a despairing cry. Lucie was there before he came up, and, seizing his shoulder, she exerted again marvelous strength, and pulled him into the dory; yet, with coolness as marvelous, she pulled the dory's head to the wind in the instant before she dropped the oars. The return journey must be made before she could do anything to revive him, and all the speed her fear gave her was needed to keep ahead of the wind and waves following the dory. Although she had already done enough to use up a man's strength, she reached shore safely, and before the boat was fairly beached was trying to bring back the breath of the unconscious fellow. The brave deed had not been done in vain; in a short time Tom was breathing naturally. Nor did this descendant of the old Yankee tars then faint, as a well-regulated heroine should do on such an occasion;...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236800893
  • 9781236800893