Saint Augustine, the Age of Bigotry

Saint Augustine, the Age of Bigotry

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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: ...too much for them; for numbers, both sea and land kinds, came on board the struggling, groaning ship. When they dropped upon the deck, exhausted from their efforts to fly against the wind, they did not attempt to stir until picked up, and when let go they would not leave the ship, but endeavored to hide themselves from the wind. "It blows a hurricane, Cossel," said Ribault. " It does indeed, monsieur." "I don't remember ever seeing it blow so hard before. We must wear ship a little as the wind has shifted, and we are drawing right down upon the coast." It was difficult to change the course of the vessel in such a storm; but, after considerable danger and the loss of one man, they succeeded, though the ship did not make as good weather on this as on the other tack; for the sea began to run across her, and she had not time to rise before another dashed against her. All day long the tempest raged, and with the coming of night it seemed to increase. Even Ribault was almost in despair. He saw the easy victory snatched from his grasp by the fury of the hurricane, and now his fleet was scattered-where, he knew not. With his pale, stoical face turned toward the terrific blast, he stood in the extreme forward part of his ship, rising and sinking with the motion of the vessel. Could it be that fate had set theiseal of doom against him? "Monsieur, the vessel is leaking," said Cossel. "Man the pumps!" _ "The pumps are already at work." Another ugly sea, and the water was gaining on them rapidly. They had broken one of the chains; but it was soon mended. A sailor was sent to report how deep the water was in the hold. "It still gains on us," he answered on...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236920171
  • 9781236920171