Driven to Bay; A Novel Volume 2

Driven to Bay; A Novel Volume 2

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...the inodorous hovel of Billy Banks. The fifth division of the house formed a room which was called the spare galley. An iron partition alone separated it from the kitchen, which rendered it so hot that it would have been impossible for any one to live, or sleep there; and as it was considered a dangerous locker in which to keep the spare suit of sails, it was thrown open for the public use. It was but a small compartment, built athwart-ships, with a teak-wood door, and dead-lights at either side. The jolly-boats were kept, bottoms upward, on the skids which rested upon the house, and served as shelter from the squalls, and a welcome haven for the sailors on watch on rainy nights. During the morning in question, a purple curtain rose and shut out the faint gleam of the sun, and then burst suddenly upon the Pandora in a pitiless storm of rain, mingled with large hail-stones. Iris Harland, who had been walking up and down the deck, trying in vain to decide how she should disclose her identity to her husband, without encountering danger from the vials of his wrath, was caught by the shower, and obliged to run for shelter under the boats until the violence of the gale should have somewhat passed over. "Look 'ere, missy, step inside there," said one of the sailors, opening the door of the spare galley; "it'll be nice and warm for ye." "Thank you," replied Iris, whose slight clothing was already wet through; and as she took advantage of his offer, the sailor (whose watch below it was) firmly closed the weather door, leaving the one to leeward open. "Ye'll soon be ashore now, missy," he said, wishing to open a conversation; "we're a'm0st there by this time...".
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236969952
  • 9781236969958