MR.Midshipman Easy

MR.Midshipman Easy

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... and wished to show him respect. Captain Wilson, addressed him, pointed out that he had committed a great error in fighting a duel, a greater error in demeaning himself by fighting the purser's steward, and still greater in running away from his ship. Jack looked respectfully to Captain Wilson, acknowledged that he had doue wrong, and promised to be more careful another time, if Captain Wilson would look over it. 'Captain Wilson, allow me to plead for the young gentleman, ' said the governor;-' I am convinced that it has only been an error in judgment.' 'Well, Mr. Easy, as you express your contrition, and the governor interferes in your behalf, I shall take no more notice of this; but recollect, Mr. Easy, that you have occasioned me a great deal of anxiety by your mad pranks, and I trust another time you will remember that I am too anxious for your welfare not to be uncomfortable when yon run such risks. You may now go on board to your duty, and tell Mr. Gascoigne to do the same: and pray let us hear of no more duels or running away.' Jack, whose heart softened at this kind treatment, did not venture to speak; he made his bow, and was about to quit the room, when the governor said, 'Mr. Easy, you have not breakfasted.' 'I have, sir, ' replied Jack, 'before I came on shore.' 'But a midshipman can always eat two breakfasts, particularly when his own comes first--so sit down and breakfast with us--it's all over now.' 'T/ven if it was not, ' replied Captain Wilson, laughing, 'I doubt whether it would spoil Mr. Easy's breakfast;--come, Mr. Easy, sit down.' Jack bowed, arid took his chair, and proved that his lecture had not taken away his appetite. When breakfast was over, Captain Wilson observed, 'Mr. Easy, you have generally a few adventures to speak of...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236575237
  • 9781236575234