Captain Courageous

Captain Courageous

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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: ...rang her bell thrice, using sea shorthand. The larger boat backed her topsail with shrieks and shoutings. "Frenchman," said Uncle Salters, scornfully. " Miquelon boat from St. Malo." The farmer had a weatherly sea-eye. "I 'm most outer 'baccy, too, Disko." "Same here," said Tom Platt. "Hi! Bachez 7/ous--6achez vousf Standez awayez, you butt-ended much0-h0n0! Where you from--St. Malo, eh?" "Ah, ha! Mucho hone! Ouil ouif Clos Poulet--St. Male St. Pierre et /lliguelon," cried the other crowd, waving woolen caps and laughing. Then all together, "Bord! Bord! " "Bring up the board, Danny. Beats me how them Frenchmen fetch anywheres, exceptin' America's fairish broadly. Forty-six forty-nine 's good enough fer them; an' I guess it 's abaout right, too." Dan chalked the figures on the board, and they hung it in the main-rigging to a chorus of mereis from the bark. "Seems kinder unneighborly to let 'em swedge off like this," Salters suggested, feeling in his pockets. "Hev ye learned French then sence last trip?" said Disko. "I don't want no more stone-ballast hove at us 'long o' your callin' Miquelon boats 'footy cochins, ' same 's you did off Le Have." "Harmon Rush he said that was the way to rise 'em. Plain United States is good enough fer me. We 're all dretful short on terbakker. Young feller, don't you speak French?" "Oh, yes," said Harvey valiantly; and he bawled: "Hi! Say! Arrttez oous. / Attendee! Nous somnzes oenant pour tabac." "Ah, tabac, tabac./" they...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 188 x 244 x 4mm | 140g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236867386
  • 9781236867384