Made in His Image

Made in His Image

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... the mysterious colony in the far west. Mr. Bosanquet was down in person to conduct his distinguished companions--the eyes of the public---over the colony. The three men were making a light lunch. They had started from Paddington long before dawn, and had watched the slaves packed into the " Grey Train." Now each of them was revelling in the brilliant air and sunshine. The windows of their room looked out over the bay and harbor of St. Ives. "Ah, there she is!" Bosanquet said suddenly. From behind the green hill, crowned with the ancient chapel of St. Ia, which juts out into the sea and forms one side of the harbor, a long black gunboat came slowly curving into the harbor. The three men watched it swing out and anchor in the tideway beyond the mole. Then a boat was lowered and pulled towards the quay steps. "It's the patrol gunboat," Bosanquet said. "I've arranged that we shall go to the colony by sea. We have built a little pier by the Gurnards Head, you know. You will be able to see what a wonderful wall nature has provided for us, Mr. Burgoyne." Just as they were finishing lunch, a waiter knocked at the door. "Captain Parr, sir," he said to Bosanquet. A young clean-shaven man in naval uniform walked briskly into the room. He saluted, and announced that the gunboat was waiting, with steam up, to convey the distinguished visitors to the seaward gate of the colony. CHAPTER III THROUGH THE STEEL DOORWAY Round the shelter of the green hill that rises out of the sea and guards St. Ives, the outward-bound ship feels at once the long heave of the Atlantic swell. On the very calmest day the oily mountains of water which move in unbroken flux and flow over the Mother of Oceans, give trial to...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123680211X
  • 9781236802118