My First Voyage to Southern Seas
"[...]brought us. I will not enter into the particulars, with which my readers generally cannot be interested. Deep was our grief at our kind father's loss. We were left also almost penniless. He had insured his life, but by some unaccountable neglect of his trustees, we could not benefit by the insurance. Had Alfred been at home, we should, it appeared, have been placed above want, at all events. A considerable sum of money had been left him by his godfather, the interest of which was to be paid over to our father or mother for his use from the time he was sixteen. In case of his death, it was to go to another godson of the same old gentleman. Unless, therefore, the trustees in whose names the capital was invested were assured that he was alive, they, of course, could not venture to pay our mother the money.[...]."
- Paperback | 318 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 14.73mm | 449.05g
- 10 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations