Fritz and Eric

Fritz and Eric

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...orders requisite for the safety and comfort of all enforced. " I give you charge 0' the mizzen mast," said Captain Brown, meaning that Eric would have to see to all that was necessary for making sail in the after part of the ship. At the same time, the second mate stationed himself amidships, and the first officer went forward to the bows, to superintend the getting up of the anchor, each of them repeating the several directions of the captain in turn. "All hands make sail!" then shouted the skipper, who, with his hands in the pockets of his monkey jacket, stood on the poop deck aft, looking everywhere. apparently in one glance, it was so comprehensive of everything that was going on below and aloft; whereupon, the men, racing up the rigging with alacrity, the topsails were soon sheeted home and the yards hoisted, after which more canvas was unfolded to the breeze, that came in short, sharp puffs off the land. The headsails were then backed, as the ship brought up over her anchor; and, the windlass coming round with a ringing " clink, clank! " of the pawl to the hearty long heaves of the sailors--who worked at it with a will, singing in chorus the while--the heavy weight of metal that still attached the Pilot' Bride to the sand and GETTING UNDER WEIGH. 213 shells at the bottom of Narraganset Bay was ere long lifted gradually above the water and run up to the cathead. The jib and foretop-sail were then allowed to fill again and the yards squared; when, the vessel, paying off, began to move, at first slowly, and then more rapidly as she gathered way, out of the harbour away towards the open sea, some thirty miles beyond. The wind being light and flickering, the crew were soon ordered more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236869915
  • 9781236869913