General Bounce

General Bounce

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"[...]difficult to "trim the boat." A mile or so from the shore, that boat was slowly progressing, impelled by the unequal strength of her nephew Charles, commonly called "Cousin Charlie," and its worthy proprietor, a fine specimen of the genus "seaman," who certainly had a Christian name, and probably a patronymic, but had sunk both distinctions under the sobriquet of "Hairblower," by which appellation alone he was acknowledged by gentle and simple, bold and timid, delicate ladies and bluff fishermen, along many a mile of sea-board, up and down from St. Swithin's. "The least thing further, Master Charles," said Hairblower, ever and anon pulling the stripling's efforts round with one hand. "Don't ye disturb, madam-don't ye move, Miss Blanche; it's not your weight that makes her roll." And again he moistened the large, strong hand, and turned to look out ahead.[...]."
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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 449g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507557345
  • 9781507557341