The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins; Or, the History of the Flying Islanders, Taken from His Own Mouth, in His Passage to England, from Off Cape

The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins; Or, the History of the Flying Islanders, Taken from His Own Mouth, in His Passage to England, from Off Cape

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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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ... by my direction 'for three days, and you shall he able to help your'self to all the information you can require, with'out my telling you. In the mean time, appear no 'more thoughtful than usual, or in any othoy way 'alter your accustomed habits.' Nasgig having sent me the fifty men, I asked them if they wer- to be trusted, and if they could carefully and artfully execute n commission I hud to charge them with. They assuring me they would, I told them I would let them into my design, which would he the best instructions I could give them, and let the management alone to them. My confidence in them made them twice as diligent as all the particular directions in the world would have done; Bo I only told them I had a mind the revolted towns, and also the enemy's army, should know that the person so long ago predicted of was now at Brandleguarp, und had, as the first step towards reducing them, and killing-the traitor llarlokin, already altered their religion to the old ragan'- plan; and that they had nothing now to expect but destruction to themselves as 300U as I appeared against thom with my unknown tire and smoke, which 1 always Had with me; and that the thing was looked upon to be as good ns done already at ISrandlcguarp; and then to slip nway again unpcrccivod. They all promised me exact performance, and went oft'. Nasgig then coming in, 1 told him ho was now under my command, nnd must take six bundred glumms with him to Graundcvolet; tell Youwarkee to shew him my ship, nnd then he must bring me the things I had described to her by the nnme of cannon; he must bring them by ropes, as I was brought; and bring powder, which she would direct him to, and about fifty heavy balls which lay in the room with the powder. I told him if he...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236496515
  • 9781236496515