James Braithwaite, the Supercargo

James Braithwaite, the Supercargo : The Story of His Adventures Ashore and Afloat (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from James Braithwaite, the Supercargo: The Story of His Adventures Ashore and Afloat His education was carefully attended to, both at school and with private tutors. What he was taught from books was amply supplemented by what he learned in conversation and travel. From his earliest boyhood young Kingston evinced a strong liking for the sea. In consequence of family connections, and his father's occupation, he had much opportunity of being in the society of seafaring men, and their tales of peril and adventure fostered his own inclination for the life of a sailor. At one time he was nearly joining the navy, but circumstances required him to remain in his fathers business house at Oporto till he was beyond the age for entering the King's service. He never, however, lost his first taste, and he had opportunity for several voyages. To the end of his days he cherished an ardent affection for seamen, and took deep interest in everything that tended to their welfare. He was proud, also, of the history of the British navy, as he has shown in many of his spirit-stirring sea-stories. When the Boy's Own Paper was started, in 1879, he led off with a characteristic story of the navy in the time of the great wars of the reign of George III., under the title of "From Powder Monkey to Admiral." Mr. Kingston's preference for literary over business life early asserted itself. 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 | 294 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.27mm | 517.09g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1440077320
  • 9781440077326

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