The Green Painted Ship

The Green Painted Ship

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...asking them for a share of the food," said he. "We must just take it back by force." He got ready his revolver. All five of them stole quietly along the base of the cliff, and drew to a halt beside the boulder. Gregson presently went farther, until he came in front of a wide chasm, from which a spacious cave opened. Within the opening he could see the stack of stolen provisions. Near it stood the man who had called himself Hobson, bending over the lighted oil-stove busily cooking the food, which sent forth its appetising smell. Beyond him three other foreign-looking men were seated on empty packing-cases. Gregson observed their positions in the cave, and withdrew to give instructions to his comrades as to their mode of attack. He and Dewar were to run in and cover the mutineers with their revolvers; then the two boys and Billy Neptune were to follow, prepared to act. In their agitation none observed that the retriever had strayed from them. When Dewar and Gregson advanced the dog had already found its way into the cave and given the alarm. At sight of the dog Griggs stepped back from the stove and snatched up a revolver from the top of one of the boxes. "Look out there, mates!" he cried. "We're discovered! Look alive!" His companions sprang to their feet. A shadow crossed the entrance of the cave. Two men ran in over the loose shingle. Griggs fired; Dewar fell. He fired a second shot, and Gregson staggered, flung up his arms, and rolled over. CHAPTER XXII. THE CRY FROM THE DEPTHS. TT was at this moment that Martin Venner, --struggling in the darkness to find his way out to the open air, came abruptly into this same cavern by a narrow, natural passage high up in its granite roof. He had emerged suddenly...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123680337X
  • 9781236803375