The Journal of Llewellin Penrose, a Seaman Volume 4

The Journal of Llewellin Penrose, a Seaman Volume 4

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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: ...his younger days; was at least six feet high, but now stooped much on account of his age. The next morning I paid a-visit to the old man, who was much recovered from his fatigue. I sat and chatted with him some time, and to my great satisfaction found that I had inspired him with confidence. I expressed some curiosity to hear his story. He said it was a painful exercise to be obliged to remember it. His misfortunes had left indelible marks behind them. It was a story of blood. He had met with but little of human kindness. He believed the recital of it would excite my pity towards him; but he was sure, after having heard it, I should not wonder at the hatred he had expressed towards white men. I told him that as he might now consider himself a perfectly free man, and in a place of rest and quiet for the remainder of his days, if he thought proper, the retrospect of his past life, though in a certain degree painful to him, might be beneficial to those who were made acquainted with it, and not entirely useless to himself; as he would have so much reason to be grateful to the author of his being, for having given him strength to support himself under such severe trials, and for having at length provided him with a peaceful retreat, when he least expected it. He expressed a grateful sense of his preservation; but added, that life had no further pleasure for him; hope had been long extinct; and that till he met with us, he had only looked forward with satisfaction to the day of his death, as the period of his misery. I cannot preserve his exact words, but this was the substance of what he said. He now began upon his story. 969098A STORY OF THE OLD NEGRO MAN. " In my own country I was a free man. I had a wife and child, and lived happy with them. Some...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236673441
  • 9781236673442