The Sea-Farers

The Sea-Farers : A Romance of a New England Coast Town (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Sea-Farers: A Romance of a New England Coast Town Opened on their street floors and the squalid poor crowded the rooms above. Beyond the busy wharves the harbor shores, dressed in the faded green of the late fall, stretched out protectingly. A brig at anchor was hoisting its sails, the great folds flapping loosely as they climbed the masts. A ship from the east was slowly moving up the bay. Beyond its three masts, beyond the harbor arms, was the sea. A haze was upon it, and the sky line was dim. The old mystery waited there, leading the senses away. The ear heard no longer the oaths and clatter on the wharves; the smell of cinnamon and musk mingling with the saltness from the brine was forgotten. As though in ah swer to a call the mind flew from the land-locked present, out to the ancient sea, there hovered, dipping now and then, or swinging up and down with the wave. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 472g
  • English
  • 7 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243275773
  • 9780243275779