The Pacha of Many Tales, by the Author of 'Peter Simple' Volume 1

The Pacha of Many Tales, by the Author of 'Peter Simple' Volume 1

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ... with anxiety until they gradually rolled away; and discovered a lofty island, covered with trees and verdure down to the water's edge. I shouted with delight, and pointed it out to Rosina, whoanswered my exultations with a faint smile. My blood curdled at the expression of her countenance: for many hours she had been in deep thought; and I perceived that the smile was forced to please me, the intelligence I had imparted affording her but little pleasure. I ascribed it to weariness and exhaustion; and hoping soon to be able to relieve her, I steered.irr-id f.-r tbe ody part of the shore which proiiisfti o a safe descent. In an hour I was dte to it; and, anxious to Land before dark, I ic;c-r-d the boat with the sail hoisted through tie surf, which was much heavier than I exported. As soon as her bow struck the beach, tie boat was thrown on her broadside, and it revt-iired ill aay exertion to save my beloved, wb.: ch I did not effect without our being completely wahod by the surf, which, in a few ciinutes. dabbed the boat to pieces. I bore her to a cave at a short distance from where we landed; and, wrapping her up in a cloak which I had saved from the boat, took away her nun's attire, and exposed it to dry in the powerful rays of the sun. I went in search of food, which I soon obtained: banana and cocoanuts grew in profusion and in beauty, and fresh water ran down in noisy rills. I bore them to her, and congratulated her that we were now beyond all pursuit, and in a spot which promised to supply us with all that we required. She smiled languidly; her thoughts were elsewhere. Her clothes were dry, and I brought them to her: she shuddered at the sight of them, and seemed to muster up her resolution before she could put them on. Night closed more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236508785
  • 9781236508782