Manderville; A Tale Volume 2

Manderville; A Tale Volume 2

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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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...continued to run for the land, on the Spanish side of the straits, which was at no great distance, maintaining a desperate action with their gigantic adversary, whose fire, within about twenty minutes, reduced them to a perfect wreck, at the end of which time the pirate grounded, and the few survivors, taking to their boats, contrived to escape to the shore. This they had, however, scarcely effected before they witnessed the blowing up of the frigate; the enemy having sent their boats, even after she was stranded, in order to complete her destruction. The elder Manderville having fallen early in the action, the survivors refused thenceforth to obey his son, then but in his seventeenth year; and the pirate crew, after remaining concealed on the coast for some time, having succeeded in seizing a small vessel that stood into a creek to water, immediately embarked, leaving Manderville to his fate, and dividing amongst themselves whatever property had to their knowledge been saved, not being, how ever, aware that Manderville, even in the midst of the confusion, preserved a casket of diamonds belonging to his father J which, from their value, even constituted the principal part of his fortune. Aware of the consequences attendant on any recognition of him as having belonged to the frigate, Manderville, after travelling a considerable distance inland, succeeded in being taken into the Spanish service as a soldier. As, however, it is not intended to follow him step by step, it may be sufficient to add, that he afterwards, in the course of five years, twice changed his service, and, at the time of his meeting Sir Henry Mortimer, had attained the rank of a captain in that of the French monarch. This rank was. conferred on him for several meritorious...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851218
  • 9781236851215