Stanley's Summer Visit

Stanley's Summer Visit

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...could not gainsay it; but it was decided between them that a little gift should be sent by Stanley to help forward the mission, that no one was to know from whom or whence it came, and that Bonnie was only to write on the paper in which she enclosed the money, "A mite from Jack Tar." This little business transaction concluded to their mutual satisfaction, they passed the pretty gardens of the Clarendon Hotel, and arrived at the Terrace Pier. Here, having paid the small sum necessary for admittance, Stanley felt he might thoroughly enjoy himself with his beloved river, and so flitted from window to window of the spacious structure, and looked long and eagerly at the crowded Reach. If the ships and steamers looked large as they passed up and down the river by grandmamma's house, they seemed perfect monsters now as they lay riding at anchor almost beneath the little boy's eye; and when Bonnie took him down the pier steps on to the landing-stage, where he felt, and indeed was, still nearer to the objects of his admiration, and he watched one great steamship of the Orient line get up her steam and puff slowly by on her way to the docks, he could scarcely keep his delight within bounds. It would be such a grand thing, he thought, to be captain of a ship like that, with its white decks, tall masts, flying flags, and trim-looking sailors. He shouted in the exuberance of his spirits, and waved his hat in the breeze, and an answering cheer came from some of the crew of the stately steamer. This little incident awakened much pride in Stanley's heart. He felt now that his fondly-loved sailor's suit had received a proper recognition, since real living seamen, and not merely the Arethma boys, had thought fit to hail him as one of themselves....show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236846699
  • 9781236846693