Hunt's Yachting Magazine, Vol. 18

Hunt's Yachting Magazine, Vol. 18 : January 1st, 1869 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Hunt's Yachting Magazine, Vol. 18: January 1st, 1869 A weary time we had of it that day, cooped up in our little boat, with the hot sun pouring down on us reflected from our white sails, and dancing in Tom Noddies on our sides; not a breath of wind stirring, and the catspaws that occasionally stole across the blue bay serving only to tantalize, by almost invariably failing 'ere reaching us. Little satis faction was it for us to watch the pipe fish wriggling, and the small fly, and animalcula darting about, deep down in the indigo coloured crystal beneath. They indeed seemed to have a jolly time of it, and we envied them; but the jelly fish swelling and shrinking their umbrella shaped backs, as if gasping for breath; with their fringes and feelers stretched forth for relief, floating far behind them, were more in unison with our feelings, and we could sympathise with them; whilst the dorsal fin of an approaching shark, protruding from the water like the end of a boathook stafl, failed raising any emotion, for we felt that any would only add to the sweltering condition in which we then pasted. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 598 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 31mm | 789g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243073399
  • 9780243073399