Instructive Novels

Instructive Novels

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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. 1750 edition. Excerpt: ... towingmc after him. Ihad not the heart to rush in after him, which one of the Turks seeing, pushed me sorward with allhis sorce, and sent me packing after Ysuph, where 1 lay without any sense, nor came again to myself, till I sound myself on land, in the arms of two Turks; who bowing my head and body towards the ground, held me so a pretty pace, .all that while great store of salt-water which I had swallowed down, coming sorth at my mouth. At last I opened mine eyes, but as one amazed, and looking about who should I see, but Ysuph lying by me with his brains beaten out against the tocks, when he had almost recovered the shore, where he ended his life. This I afterwards understood by the Turks; and they likewise told me, that taking hold of the cord, they drew me on land, without receiving any farther harm than what I mentioned besore unto you. Of all the whole company only eight persons escnped drowniflg-Eight days we abode in the illand, the Turks L 3 using using me with as much respect as if I had been their sister, if not more. We kept oursclves clofe in a cave, the Turks fearing that if they should be espied, the Christians which had the command ofthe sort which is in the isiand, would sally sorth upon them and take them captive. They sustained themselves with wet bisket which the sea had cast upon the shore from out the broken bins ofthe galley, which they went forth to gather up by night, that they might not be difcovered. Fortune had 'so ordered it sor my great ill, that the sort was withou-t a captain, who died but a few days besore; and in all the sort, there were not above twenty soldicrs. This we came to know by a youth which was captivated by the Turks, who came down from thence to gather cockles by the sen-side. At the eight...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236952561
  • 9781236952561