The Saxon and the Gael, Or, the Northern Metropolis; Including a View of the Lowland and Highland Character Volume 2

The Saxon and the Gael, Or, the Northern Metropolis; Including a View of the Lowland and Highland Character 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. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ..." I dare say it would," said Murray, lifting her in. __ The whole party gaily partook of a plentiful and elegant breakfast on board the frigate, previous to going on board the Admiral's ship. _ Sir John Gawky, who still expressed--a booby admiration of Sybella, had borrow ed a telescope to shew her Castle-Gawkys After a long and fruitless attempt to discover Castle-Gawky, he laid down the glass quietly, saying, " lam thinking if the Killala hills were away, we could may-be see it." Sybella laughed aloud at the prerequisite, while Miss Scott, pushing forward, eagerly cried, " O goodness! let me see it." Rosabell was among the first of the ' ladies lowered into the boat which was to convey the party to the other ship; she was standing earnestly calling to Hector, E 3 who who with boyish temerity was climbing and swinging on the ropes of the vessel, when a sudden agitation of the boat launch ed her into the sea. The ladies screamed--the men were horror-struck--Hector plunged into the water, followed by a sai101. The efforts of the boy were in vain, but the sailor soon caught the sinking Rosabell, and with the assistance of ' his comrades, replaced her in the boat. He then assisted Hector, and seizing hold' of a rope which dangled from the vessel's side, drew himself up, and quietly dashing the moisture from his hat, replaced it on his head, and deliberately resumed his em-_ ployment. ' " During this alarming scene, Angus had been below vlitll Captain Murray, who was giving orders to his oflicers. " O gracious Captain Murray! only 'I think, Lady Rosabell is fallen into the sea, and is drowned," cried Miss Scott from-' the head of the stairs....show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236765583
  • 9781236765581