The Lady Maud; Schooner Yacht, a Narrative of Her Loss on One of the Bahama Cays, from the Account of a Guest on Board Volume 1

The Lady Maud; Schooner Yacht, a Narrative of Her Loss on One of the Bahama Cays, from the Account of a Guest on Board Volume 1

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...which made me laugh heartily. "Do you notice the women looking at us over the bulwarks?" said I to Miss Tuke. "I must ask Captain Spenser to let me go over the ship," said she. "I should like to see where the emigrants sleep and live." "I'll take you below," I answered. "I hope the saloon passengers won't think us intrusive," said Sir Mordaunt. "I was for declining your friend's invitation at first, and proposing to visit him for an hour after dinner; but I wasn't sure that my wife wouldn't come, and I thought it would be a pleasant break for her, and a real experience to remember and talk over." _ "A ship's captain may entertain 'whom he pleases, and I think you'll find the passengers will consider themselves honoured by your company," I answered. The whole length of the ship's bulwarks was lined with heads watching us as we approached, and I fancy that we were all three somewhat embarrassed to find ourselves the cynosure of so great a number of eyes, and being rowed to the martial music of the band. They had thrown a gangway ladder over the side, with white man-ropes to hold by, and a grating at the bottom to step out upon. We swept alongside in man-of-war style, hooked on, and I jumped out, giving Miss Tuke a hand, and followed her and Sir Mordaunt on deck. Spenser and his chief officer received us at the gangway, but though memory and my old traditions were never stronger in me than at that moment, I confess, after the quietness of the schooner's deck, the crowds of emigrants, seamen, and other people who congregated near the gangway to see us arrive, coupled with the buzzing of the band, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236768671
  • 9781236768674