The Real America in Romance Volume 4

The Real America in Romance Volume 4

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...I have the right to go." "Have no fear but that we shall get you to England as swiftly as chance offers," retorted Captain Smith, "for we want none such as you here. This is a place for men, and not whimpering babes. Get ye into yonder barge, to the last man!" he added, with a shout of command, extending his powerful arm toward a barge lying alongside the pinnace, concealed from shore, --the very barge in which he had set out on the journey from which he had just returned. Thus urged, they scrambled over the side of the pinnace and into the barge without protest and set out for shore, Captain Smith and his companions following in their skiff, Philip taking the oars in the return to shore. Philip had taken scarcely a dozen strokes when his eyes, searching for some landmark by which he could lay his course straight, fell upon the masts and sails of a ship leisurely beating up the channel behind a point that projected far into the river. He raised a shout at once, pointing out the vessel to Captain Smith and those on shore. "Row, lad, row," cried Captain Smith to Philip. "Put about and row thy heartiest. 'T is Captain Newport from England, an I make no mistake." Philip did as he was bid with a will. Captain Smith had conjectured aright. It was Captain Newport with a part of the first supply of men, sent out by the company. There was a second ship bearing others which had got as far as the capes when the stress of weather had forced Captain Nelson, in command, to put to sea. So much Captain Smith and his companions learned before they were fairly alongside. There was mighty rejoicing among the colonists when the vessel came to anchor in the stream, and the newly arrived Englishmen, fresh from their beer and...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609425
  • 9781236609427