Captain Jackman; Or, a Tale of Two Tunnels

Captain Jackman; Or, a Tale of Two Tunnels

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...my only daughter, do you see," said the silver-headed old man. "I hope you do not mean to take her from me." "Every girl needs a father at the start, and a husband afterwards," said Captain Jackman. "This girl is too beautiful and noble in spirit to be allowed to languish on top of a cliff within sight of a single scene of the sea. Young women like pleasures--music, the dance, the theater, the opera--they do not care for nothing but windmills and fishing-boats "He was proceeding. "Hold sir!" shouted the commander. "What portion of all this glory could you display to my daughter?" "I will take her off a cliff to start with, commander, and anchor her close to the sights which are worth seeing." "What are your means? Can you support my daughter without obliging me to put my hand in my pocket?" "I shall not call upon you for a bad sixpence," answered Captain Jackman, with a lofty toss of his head. The commander stared hard at him, and breathed short, then burst forth--"But how do I know who you are? You get locked up in a cave with my daughter, fall in love with her inside of a fortnight, and propose for her hand. I am thunderstruck. Marriage is a slow and solemn thing--a contract that is not to be thundered through as though a hurricane of need blew astern of it. You have told us your parents are dead, and I have no doubt, sir, from the sample they have left in their offspring, that they were in the highest degree respectable; but they were strangers. I never contemplated a marriage of this sort. You may have relations my daughter may find extremely degrading to her." "You should not talk thus without knowing," said Captain Jackman, starting on...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236587022
  • 9781236587022