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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ..."A number, a company of vessels, dear." "But there are only two new ones, and about three old, I heard the seaman say. Is that enough to make a ' fleet'?" "Apparently: a small one. The ships are advertised as forming such," was the rather puzzled answer. Trixie was evidently far from convinced, for her mouth was opened to return to the charge with further questionings, when Dot interrupted her by exclaiming, --"There, there it is; we're passing it!" "What, child?" cried the other. "The place we have been staying at. See how quiet and peaceful it looks!" (They were all on the bridge now, with others seated or lying about.) Yes, there it was--basking in the blazing sun, that odd little cluster of houses, the one built by the lady who warred with the elements on its behalf standing out prominently from the rest, a small knot of nursery-maids and children on the beach, the four bathing-machines actually in use, with the dripping nymphs disporting themselves in the water; the cosy hotel they had stopped at, with its flag flying in front of it, the downs in the distance, the hill over which the children had climbed sloping upward to the east, fresh and beautiful, its white face turned to the sea, and sprinkled by its bluegreen waves; a little farther on, a glimpse of that charming gap they had sat in, with the seven undulating hills beside, and the stone-marked path cresting their summits. How pretty it all was, looking from off that glorious ocean! Presently, by degrees, they glided farther and farther off from land, and smaller and smaller grew the cliffs, until in time they faded quite away from view. There was nothing left save the deep sea they steamed across. But before they got...
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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236774353
  • 9781236774354