Selected Works Volume 2

Selected Works Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...blow low, there it stuck, and stuck so firmly that the mainmast itself was more likely to go than that mysterious hat. Tommy's hat was an adjunct of himself; whether housed it as anightcap was not known, but he was never seen without it. When ho went to bed the door of his cabin was bolted, and no mortal message could make him rise to undo the fastening. Blessed with lungs of great volume, he could converse through deal boards, or Memel logs for that matter. And, indeed, Tommy rather liked to tal with his officers when thoy were outside and he in bed; for while ho spoke with the voice of a stentor, and they too, with tolcrablo loudness, he always pretended that ho did not hear them, and a desperate business it was to get a message sent to Captain Thomas though the panels of the door. When not in bed, Tommy always bent himself over the fire, iooking earnestly into it with his little twinkling coal eyes, and occasionally rubbing his dumpy mutton hands. Such was tho captain who stood on the quarter-deck of tho Brilliant, as, with outstretched canvas, sho was heaving and toiling through a troubled sea, as if in despair of over reaching Canada. Tommy swept the deck, the horison, and the rigging with a frowning look, and at length bawled out--'Mate a-hoy! Clear the decks of the land-lubbers, and put them under the hatches!' Yes, sir.' 'Who have we hero V giving the prostrate person of Edward a shove with his foot. 'Tho doctor, sir.' 'Doctor-fellow!' roared Tommy; 'I siy, you doctor-fellow, I want you!' Edward, without well knowing what he did, fullowed tho commander into his cabin. Tommy produced some flour and currants, and, putting them down before Edward, told him to take some cakes, ml to set about it immediately, as lie wished them for supper, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 896 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 45mm | 1,565g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236508971
  • 9781236508973