The Journal of Llewellin Penrose, a Seaman Volume 3

The Journal of Llewellin Penrose, a Seaman Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ... time it lasted, which was about three quarters of an hour; all then becoming calm, we ventured out. " Well," said I, " thank Heaven we are all safe." Shortly after my little Rees came and told his mother that one of our Indian dogs was so fast asleep that he could not get him to move. When Jessy went to see it, she found the dog quite dead; it doubtless was killed by the lightning, as we could" perceive no external mark of violence. Not long after this, we had a most dismal accident indeed, attended with fatal consequences to us all. While we were out turtling in the bay, the cursed monkey overset a yabba, as it was boiling on the fire, by which my son Owen had one of his feet scalded. This accident so greatly alarmed them all, as they knew how much I loved the boy, that my wife sent Eva off" immediately into the wood after certain roots, with which she was to make a poultice to draw out theburn. The poor creature ran off with affectionate haste, although she was then big with child. About four o'clock in the evening we returned from fishing, and found the boy with his foot bound up, and were informed of the whole story. My wife said Eva had been gone a great while after roots and herbs, and wondered much that she was not returned. Sentence of death was at once passed on the monkey; but the creature had been so diverting, and seemed so truly sorrowful for what had happened, that I could not find in my heart to carry it into execution; but resolved to confine him within certain limits by means of a rope to be lengthened at pleasure. This was accordingly done, to prevent further mischief. As the evening advanced, Bell grew very "uneasy about his wife. He was fearful she had rambled beyond her knowledge, and had lost herself. " How can that be?..".show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236679903
  • 9781236679901