Climbing the Rope; Or, God Helps Those Who Try to Help Themselves

Climbing the Rope; Or, God Helps Those Who Try to Help Themselves

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...fishermen; and being a lively, hardy boy, they all liked him, and gave him as much work as he could do. He learned fast, and by the time that he was fifteen, there wasn't a man or boy anywhere's about who could handle a boat better than he could. "But my Dan'l couldn't be content to live so always. He wanted to be doin' somethin' greater. He meant to work his way up in the world. He took to the sea, and I suppose it was the naturalest thing he could do; but it was pretty hard for me. But I gave my consent, and he sailed in the Flying Fish with Captain Brown. They went to the West Indies and Orleans, and then over in the Bay of Biscay to Bordeaux, and along there; they went up the Straits to Marseilles and Malta, and Icouldn't tell ye where they didn't go. Seems as if I'd never see him again. But he wrote from every port they stopped at, and sent me all the money he could spare from his wages. Poor boy! I used to think he needed it himself to buy sea-clothes with, for he didn't have much of a fit-out when he shipped. I couldn't spend his money-only just enough to keep along with. Iused to put it in the bank in the village, thinking may be he'd come home some day and want it. "The folks in the village were very kind to me. Squire Phelps and the young ladies used always to be doin' something or other for me. I worked many years for the Squire--cleaned his great house spring and fall, made all the soft soap they used, and was off and on whenever I could be of any use. The young ladies were always filling up baskets with something good for me to take home; it seems as though they never could do enough for me. The fishermen, too, down on the shore, all more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236979141
  • 9781236979148