The Old 'Dolphin'

The Old 'Dolphin'

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...Dr. Conway made out his old friend. What a happy meeting it was to be sure, judging by the way they shook hands, and almost hugged each other; they must have been fast chums on shore. "' Well, Hall, my boy, ' said he, as. soon as the first greetings and congratulations were over; 'how do you like voyaging on the mighty deep? Uncommonly well, no doubt, ha, ha; but no objections, however, to smell the land-breeze for a few hours, I suppose. Well, I must see what my friend the Captain has to say to it, seeing he is an old friend of mine too; and he descended accordingly to the Captain's cabin, while Dr. Conway bade me hurry off to put on my best shore-clothes, for he'd make it all right with the Captain. "When they all came up again about half-an-hour after, Dr. Conway says, quite off-hand like, 'Oh, I forgot, Ned, I haven't got over my horror at ghosts, you'll have no objections to me taking this youngster to sleep in a corner of my room; and you, Captain, will let rae have the boy for a bodyguard.' They all laughed at this, knowing well it was only a way he had of putting it to carry out his kind intention towards me. 'I suppose we '11 have to say yes, ' said the Captain, giving me a shove towards the boat, and you may be sure I didn't require a second telling. "On nearing shore I looked in vain for a landing place. All around I could see nothing but perpendicular rocks and inaccessible stone bulwarks, far up the black and weather-beaten sides of which the sea rolled its white-crested billows, as if to forbid all approach to the water-guarded coast. At length Dr. Conway pointed out to me something that looked like a quay, but so low, and so much like the rocks round about it, as scarcely to be made out. Even here, the only...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236989465
  • 9781236989468