The Saturday Evening Post Volume 187, No. 1

The Saturday Evening Post Volume 187, No. 1

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...my watch rights. Oh, yes, I have some watch rights. Remember, when I left El Dorado I had no chronometer and was rather badly off as a navigator. All I had was the knowledge that Easter Island lay in Latitude 27 3', and I ran down the latitude until I found the island, which was eamy because I was lucky. But after three months on Easter Island, with no signs of ever leaving it, I discovered that I was a hopeless old sailor. I got nervous and I simply had to go to sea again! I sailed from Easter Island in m ship's boat sixteen hundred miles to M)anga Riva, in the Garnbier Group, and nine hundred miles farther from Manga Riva to Tahiti, but I had a. chronometer then and I slept nights. I did as nice a bit of navigation as ever I did in my life, with an American watch of a make that you can buy in any jewelry store for about fifteen dollars! The writer man says I had better retain my watch rights also; for I can make afiidavit that a certain Americanmade watch was used by me as a chronometer for twenty-five hundred miles and I lifted port both times as accurately as if I had had the finwt timepiece in the world. l had an interesting visit of one hundred and three days on Easter Island. The island has been leased by the Chilean Government to one Julio Marlet as a stock ranch. The Englishman, Edmonds, was the representative of Julio Marlet. In reality he was the kin of Easter Island. He owns everybody an everything, and seems sane and contented. He was very kind to us and I appreciate it; but I wondered how a white man could live on Easter Island, year in and year out, with never any news of the world he was born in. Only an Englishman could do it. It was fully three weeks after our landing before we were in good condition again. I was pretty...show more

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  • Paperback | 864 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 43mm | 1,510g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236990110
  • 9781236990112