A Sea Queen Volume 2

A Sea Queen 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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...am sound enough in all but my leg. It struck the corner of a case; but the rest of me fell upon a quantity of sacking, or some soft stuff just behind it." "But how," said I, "did you manage to get out?" "Why, Spence dragged me up, I helping him with my arms and right leg. The other one trailed behind me like a warp over a ship's stern. Do you know, the splinters soothe and support it, ess. The pain doesn't shoot so often as it did." I was greatly comforted to hear this, for dreadful as was this fresh misfortune it would have been tenfold heightened to all my senses had the pain been great and constant. I knelt down and kissed him, and again bathed his forehead; but he now begged me to go on deck and have a look round, and see if Spence kept the vessel to her course; so I left him. I felt to be in a dream when I quitted the shadow of the cabin and found myself in the glaring sunshine. I had had no time as yet to think; the demands upon my attention had come so fast that there had been no room for reflection. But the fierce white light of the sun, the sight of the spacious field of water running into the remote haze of the horizon, furnished on a sudden such a tremendous significance to the calamity that had befallen my husband, and to the probable consequences of it, that the extreme sharpness and vehemence of the realization defeated itself and filled me with the sensation of being in an evil and harrowing dream. I very well remember standing on the main-deck, and looking up at the tall masts and the sails, and then gazing mechanically round the ocean, and thinking to myself what is to become of us? How can this brig be managed by two people, one of them a girl, whose strength may at...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236790863
  • 9781236790866