The Kaaterskill Edition of Washington Irving; Printed from the Original and Early Issues

The Kaaterskill Edition of Washington Irving; Printed from the Original and Early Issues

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...all the furniture were pulled and hauled about the room. The negro servant was summoned, and shortly after was seen assisting the veteran to lug the ponderous sea-chest down-stairs. The landlord was in amazement. "What, you are not going on the water in such a storm?" "Storm!' said the other, scornfully, " do you call such a sputter of weather a storm?" "You 11 get drenched to the skin--You'll catch your death!" said Peechy Prauw, affectionately. "Thunder and lightning!" exclaimed the merman, "don't preach about weather to a man that has cruised in whirlwinds and tornadoes." The obsequious Peechy was again struck dumb. The voice from the water was again heard in a tone of impatience: the bystanders stared with redoubled I awe at this man of storms, which seemed to have come up out of the deep and to be called back to it again. As, with the assistance of the negro, he slowly bore his ponderous sea-chest towards the shore, they eyed it with a superstitious feeling; half doubting whether he were not really about to embark upon it, and launch forth upon the wild waves. They followed him at a distance with a lanthorn. "Douse the light!" roared the hoarse voice from the water. "No one wants lights here!" "Thunder and lightning I " exclaimed the veteran; "back to the house with you I" Wolfert and his companions shrunk back in dismay. Still their curiosity would not allow them entirely to withdraw. A long sheet of lightning now flickered across the waves, and discovered a boat, filled with men, just under a rocky point, rising and sinking with the heaving surges, and swashing the water at every heave. It was with difficulty held to the rocks by a boat hook, for...show more

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  • Paperback | 1028 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 51mm | 1,796g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236518276
  • 9781236518279