The Living Age Volume 33

The Living Age Volume 33

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...I have been wandering about for weeks and weeks tr-"ingto get to my parish, which is not far rom here. I was staying in St. John's on a visit to some friends, when I received a message saying that one of my parishioners was dead and required to be buried. As the necessities of the case were press ing, I took my passage in the coasting steamer that left the following morning, and ought to have arrived at my destination the same night. Unfortunately, however, a strong off-shore breeze sprang up, and the steamer being unable to call in carried me some distance up the coast to the next stopping-place. Then I was delayed some days till I got a lift in the fishing schooner, but she was driven by stress of weather into some little harbor where no steamers called, and eventually went off in a direction that did not suit me at all. The same bad luck has pu'sued me all along, and I have been wandering about ever since, taking every opportunity offered me by passing coasting craft or fishing boats; sometimes being carried miles away, sometimes getting pretty near, but never succeeding in actually reaching my journey's end. As the season is getting late and winter will soon be upon us, I made up my mind to abandon the attempt for the present, and go round with you to Halifax, if you would take me, and so back to St. John's to finish my visit; for as it is now a couple of months or so since my services were required to bury the gentleman, it is probable that my presence is no longer necessary on that account." We were much more astonished than was our guest, at the extraordinary delays and troubles to which he had been subjected, but after becoming a little better acquainted with Newfoundland, we perceived that there was nothing...show more

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  • Paperback | 636 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,120g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236971167
  • 9781236971166