Confessions of Con. Cregan; The Irish Gil Blas Volume . 1

Confessions of Con. Cregan; The Irish Gil Blas Volume . 1

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...as I acknowledged to myself that had it been yet dark, I had rather have perished with cold than sought for my jacket within the hut. At last, grown bolder, I had even courage to seek for the Negro on every side. I examined the berths along the walls; I searched the recesses beside the biscuit-casks; I removed planks and turned over sails, but without success. The difficulty with which he moved, made this seem doubly strange, and satisfied me that his place of concealment could not be far off; nay, possibly, at that very moment he might be actually watching me, and waiting for a favourable instant to pounce upon me. This dread increased as my search continued to be fruitless; so that I abandoned the pursuit, assured that I had done everything that could have been asked either of my courage or humanity, nor was I sorry to assure myself that I had done enough. My interest in the subject was soon superseded by one nearer to my heart; for as I left the hut, I beheld, about four miles off, a large three-masted vessel bearing up the Gulf, with all her canvas spread. Forgetting the distance, and everything save my longing to be free, I ascended a Httle eminence, and shouted with all my might, waving my handkerchief back and forward above my head. I cannot describe the transport of delight I felt, at perceiving that a flag was hoisted to the main peak, and soon after lowered!--a recognition of the signal which floated above me. I even cried aloud with joy, and then, in the eagerness of my ecstasy, I set off along the shore, seeking out the best place for a boat to run in. Never did a ship appear so glorious an object to my eyes; her spars seemed more taper, her sails more snowy, her bearing prouder, than ever a vessel owned before; and when at length I...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236681290
  • 9781236681294