Pacific Monthly Volume 17

Pacific Monthly Volume 17

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...for o'cuiancy over which the waters ma_v break in time of storm: hence no islands are used for nestin__r purposes which rise less than forty feet above hi__'h tide. tlne hundred and tventy-five feet would be nearer the average Light in the Disttlrzce. a mile ot'fshore. As we approach, uneasy gulls and inru'irin_;' pullins pass near us overhead. the former drit'tin__1' by as thou_1'h casually. but quaverin; suspiciously; the latter includin__1' us upon the rim of great. circles several times repeated. but ehecliu_'_' their tli__: ht's each time sutlicientl_-' to survey us with;;'ra'e and careful curiosity. The eornnr: n1ts be__'=in to shift uneasily on their nests, while 'lise1_1ae'e_l members of their __"roups join the inc1'easinj.: ' ranks of the Marauders are not so litttle known that the aproacl o' can be l'(P _'_'ill'(l('tl ('1llH1l_'. lint the ottieial k: 'reetin_-' oi" the motley host is extended by the black o_'ster-catcher i, I(I("IHl!/H//Il.' hm'/mmnil. the selt'-constitntetl scouts. 1n_vsterious Stl'3l'.1'('l'.' Our island is nearly surrounded by rocky shoulders which are covered only at the highest tide, and upon one of these on the lee side we intend to land. Albeit there is little breeze there is a heavy swell running, and the Indians scull cautiously as we draw near. Just as we prepare to leap ashore with the cameras we are uphorne swiftly by a quartering sea. "'ass!" (dont do it) the older man cries sharply, and we crouch in terror as the canoe seems about to be dashed in pieces upon the flooded reef. But the boat just clears on the recoil and we go down, down, while a swift ')3 l'tlI1lI of mussels. barnacles. sea-urchins, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 712g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123684081X
  • 9781236840813