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"[...]unaccountably hiding the relief ship in the fogs and indecisions of the uncharted coast. It is my belief that the Padre chose the novena simply because it was the longest possible time he could hope to delay the return of the expedition. Nine days they drew in their belts and told their beads, and on the last hour of the last day, far on the sea rim, behold the white wings of succour! The Patron, who could never be at a loss for an expedient, contrived that the ship should lose an anchor which compelled it to put in at San Diego, where they had no expectation of finding any of the party. It was so that the land tried them out and approved, for from that day the founding went forward steadily. There is a fine growing city now on the site of the early landing, regularly[...]."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507549210
  • 9781507549216