Ontward Bound, or a Merchant S Adventures

Ontward Bound, or a Merchant S Adventures

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...ten of the most trustworthy guard the ladies and the ecclesiastic in the cabin. We will then proceed to the quarterdeck, if unopposed, turn the hands up, explain the nature of the case to the crew, supported of course by yourself and friends--place the captain and the other conspirators under arrest, alter the course to New Orleans, and then, with the assistance of God, all may yet be well." "Agreed. You will find me a die-hard. In the mean time, barricade the after-cabin as well as you are able, and train the great guns forward, but that had better be left till to-morrow. Did you know that there is a merchant vessel not far off us? I take her to be, from her rig, a Yankee South Sea whaler. She hardly knows what to make of us as it is, especially in these latitudes, or rather longitudes. We might have been taken for a large old Indiaman, if we had been more to the eastward. She will have plenty of room for 'guessing' and 'calculating, ' if she is in sight to-morrow, when she hears our great guns turned upon ourselves roaring, our pistols cracking, and cutlasses flashing. She'll give us a wide berth. However, to your cots. Get all the rest you can--I will fail you in no point; and may the right win." He soon after left us, followed by our good wishes and our blessings. We shortly afterwards all retired, with such feelings as those must endure who know themselves to be on the eve of a mortal encounter. This decision, however, appeared to have done Don Julien much service. He could meet fearlessly the catastrophe, through he could not endure the suspense. Jugurtha, however, by the brilliancy of his countenance, seemed to have found all the happiness that the rest of the party had lost. The next day broke as beautifully as ever...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236739876
  • 9781236739872