The Brides of the Tiger

The Brides of the Tiger

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... doubt there had been some. We were sensible of a real mercy in this, for it was very doleful work; as indeed the putting away of any dead people must always be. I could have been glad for some living male companion to share the burden of trust; yet some would probably think my present state preferable, and I could not well be lonesome with so many damsels to look after. There were thirty all told, leaving about ten more whom we were glad to believe on the other ship, as indeed we knew to be true of some. Mrs. Broome also was away and I could not make out whether to grieve for that or no. Doubtless I ought to have been in despair about my severance from Marjorie; but it was hardly a full-feathered love with me as yet; I believed her to be even more secure than ourselves, and there were those nearer me whose needs and charms and importunities left my thought no time to roam. I measured them into watches after the manner of ship-life; putting with each one or two pairs of eyes which I thought might reasonably be relied on to keep open and show some discretion. The wind and the sea were good to us. We held westward by the compass, prospering well; that is for a Tiger which had lost all his limbs but one and went in fear of losing it likewise at every freshening of the breeze. The rigging was of our own devising, and quaint enough, since I knew nothing about ship-craft and the maids even less. But it did double service, helping us along and affording no end of very, wholesome mirth. We were all mighty home-like and familiar then; our minds and hearts unbending cheerily with a quick spring after their late horrible strain. My fair shipmates felt this, and showed it, even more than I, as indeed was natural, they being attired more finely. They...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861396
  • 9781236861399