The Night Watch, or Tales of the Sea, Vol. 1 of 2 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Night Watch, or Tales of the Sea, Vol. 1 of 2 The pilot's confident assertion, however, was widely at variance with the computation carried forward from the last sight of the sun, and the longitude by chronometer; and though he considered the plan of pointing out the ship's place on the chart with a couple of broad fin gers extending over somesixty miles of longi tude, far superior to the newfangled notions of philosophers and stargazers, for both of which classes he had a superlative contempt; yet the captain was not altogether so satisfied with his skill, particularly when he observed the sweeping curve which his large hand made towards the coast of Norway, as he exclaimed, There we are, Sir - I'm certain we're there - not a doubt of it, Sin - Last sound ings exactly as I expected, Sir, and then put ting his nose close to the paper, yellow sand and black specks glimmered before his eyes. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 342 pages
- 152 x 229 x 18mm | 458g
- 11 Jan 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 16 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white