In the Eastern Seas

In the Eastern Seas

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"[...] "The ship was the Mountaineer. We had been three weeks at sea, and had had frequent calms, when we met with the fearful gale from which she suffered so much. Papa was going out as British Consul to -, in the Brazils; and as mamma died a year ago, and he had no one to leave us with, he determined, to our great joy, that we should accompany him. Emily had been at school; but when mamma was ill she came home to stay with her, and after that papa could not hear the thoughts of again parting with her. I had been at Winchester School, and had intended going into the army; but papa lost his fortune soon after mamma's death, and told me that I must give up all thoughts of that, as he could not purchase my commission, and I could not be in the army without money. The loss of his property tried him very much. He had to take me away from school; and he used to say he[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 374 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 535.24g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507676557
  • 9781507676554

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