New Orleans Monthly Review Volume 3, No. 5

New Orleans Monthly Review Volume 3, No. 5

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...The master of the schooner, a bluff sailor, not over-refined, gave him rude welcome, saying: "Well, my good sir, sea bathing has been like to cost you dear, this fine morning, and, if I mistake not, some gentlemen of leisure, besides yourself, are swimming about the coast, more at home in deep water than you. Their teeth are sharp, sir, and they make quick work with heedless bathers. You are all right, I think, bating a few ugly scratches on your hands. And now, sir, you will have to make up your mind to a short absence from home. I can't land at the Island, but engage to return you safe to Charleston, though you will experiience a little rough sea-faring before I do so." Arthur, deeply grieved at the tragical end of Lennox, was further disturbed by the idea that his affectionate mother and Mary would sufier, tortures at his unexplained absence. He felt that the inference, justified by appearances, was of a most harrowing nature; yet forced to submit, he acquiesced in Captain VVallace's decision, replying: " I thank you, Captain, for your prompt assistance, but, at the same time, regret that my friends will, greatly distressed, await my appearance, if, indeed, they do not think me dead. I would pay any sum of money, within reason, which might indemnify you for lost time, if you would consent to return, and land me near my friends, and this I desire more for their sake than my own." Captain Wallace drew himself up: "N o, sir. Nothing in the way of remuneration can persuade me to alter my course. My word is my bond, and that is pledged for the interest of my employers, to reach a port in North Carolina as soon as may be. Neither will I be drawn aside from my engagement by any offer however...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236919858
  • 9781236919854