The Privateer; A Tale Volume 2

The Privateer; A Tale Volume 2

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...a connexion which must be dishonourable to him?" " And why should the unmerited misfortunes of Gleneldie entail dishonour on the pure hand of his daughter? This is only a coy subterfuge--Look at me, dear Jessie; look in my face, and see what a pleading look is there--Let him be happy."---" With me he could not be so. Were it possible, and were I certain that the alte-ration in his manner sprang not from a fickle disposition, wby--why, then we would talk more about it,"--" and now let us take our bonnets, and see what has become of the brig." _ Having walked down to the beach, they found that the fineness of the morning had drawn together rather a numerous assemblage, and these of the better class; to account for which, the reader must be reminded, that we have brought him to that season of the year, when the drifting snows and whistling blasts compel the lords of the Highlands to forego the slaughter of the muir fowl and famished roe, and fly to the less romantic, but more comfortable, neighbourhood of man.-Aberdeen was full and fashionable, to which the contrast of gay VOL. II. I colours, which were now moving upon its beach, bore ample testimony. Every one _ seemed to find occupation and pleasure. Some were watching the success of the fishermen employed with their herring-nets; some were curiously collecting shells and pebbles, and others were spying at the brig, whose hull had now sunk in the waves, and whose sails were growing paler in their blue rnistiness. On a sudden our two friends were alarmed by a general expression of surprise and dismay, and "beheld darting round a point of land scarcely a league from them the hazy outline of a ship, which came none knew from whence. As her rapid...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236953819
  • 9781236953810