A Ladder of Swords

A Ladder of Swords

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"[...]had they been clear of the Ecrehos, clear of the Taillepieds, Felee Bank, and the Ecriviere, they could have stood out towards the north in a more open sea. Yet there was one thing in their favor: the tide was now running hard from the northwest, so fighting for them while the wind was against them. Their only safety lay in getting beyond the Ecrehos. If they attempted to run in to the Marmotier for safety, they would presently be at the mercy of the French. To trust their doubtful fortunes and bear on was the only way. The tide was running fast. They gave the mainsail to the wind still more, and bore on towards the passage. At last, as they were opening on it, the wind suddenly veered full northeast. The sails flapped, the boat seemed to hover for a moment, and then a[...].""show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507509553
  • 9781507509555

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