Over Two Seas

Over Two Seas

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... place round there," said Captain Ballantyre. "There'll be too much surf at this side. What do you say, Chips? Shall we go ashore here? It doesn't look exactly homelike, I admit." "It certainly doesn't look as if they'd got railroads and things running," Chips agreed dubiously. "Still, it's there, and we might go further and fare a sight worse. Yes, sir, since you ask me, I say let's run her ashore and take a squint round." Steering far out, to avoid the reef, the skipper rounded the bend of the island, and made for a cove where the waves rippled lazily against the sandy beach. The bay was so clear that they could see the brightly colored seaweed on the white bottom far below, and fish of many hues darting about. A tangled growth of tropical foliage stretched down to the water's edge. A white cockatoo flew out from the trees and, seeing the intruders, uttered a strident cry of protest as it quickly disappeared into its native jungle. Otherwise not a sound broke the stillness, save the gentle lapping of the waves as the boat's keel grounded. All four jumped out and hauled their craft a little way up the beach. Dick and Peter exchanged glances.. Each knew pretty well what the other was thinking. This was adventure, with a vengeance. In their wildest dreams before they set sail from far-away Boston nothing like this had entered into their calculations. For a flash thoughts of home had crowded into Dick's mind as he stepped ashore. Now he laughed and went over to Peter. "Well, here we are," he said. "There's no getting away from it. Right on the Cannibal Isles at last!" CHAPTER XIII THE ABANDONED HOUSE "You boys had better stop by the boat for a bit, while we have a look round," said...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123649296X
  • 9781236492968