The King's Own

The King's Own

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...with doubt few are undone. Loud Buook. Doubt wisely: in strange way To stand inquiring right, is not to stray; To run wrong, is. Donne. When the hatches were taken off on board of the privateer, the prisoners, as they came up, were handed into the boats. Jerry stood at the hatchway, with his cutlass in his hand, making his sarcastic remarks upon them as they appeared. A short interval had elapsed, after it was supposed that everybody had como from below, when a tall, thin personage, in the dress of a landsman, crawled up the hatchway. "Halloo 1" cried Jerry; "Mr. Longtogs, who have we here? Why, he must be the padre. I say mounseer, Je very much. suspect, que vous etes what they call a Father Confessor, n'est-ce pas f Devilish good idea. A privateer with a parson! What's your pay, mounseer?--a tenth, of course. Little enough too for looking after the souls of such a set of d--d rascals. Well, mounseer, nous etesprisonnier, without benefit of clergy; so hop into that boat. Why, confound it, here's another!" continued Jerry, as a second made his appearance. "He's the clerk, of course, as he follows the parson. Come, Mont'Arrivo Jack! What a cock-eye the rascal has!" During this elegant harangue, which was certainly meant for his own amusement more than for their edification, as Jerry had no idea but that they were belonging to the privateer, and of course could not comprehend him, both the parties looked at him, and at each other, with astonishment, until the first who had appeared addressed the latter with, "I say, Paul, did you ever see such a thing before? D--n it, why he's like a sixpenny fife, --more noise than substance." Jerry at once perceived his mistake, and recollected that the master of the...
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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123689071X
  • 9781236890719