The Tale of the Ten; A Salt-Water Romance Volume 2

The Tale of the Ten; A Salt-Water Romance 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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...which rose and sank alongside ready for hoisting. What are they going to do with the Queen, Mr. Matthews?' said Miss Mansel. 'I have no notion. The moment the last boat got away they trimmed sail with the smartness of old hands, and stood away about south-south-east.' 'She is scarcely out of sight, ' said the commander, straining his vision into the compassbearing named by the mate. 'She is a very fast ship, sir, ' exclaimed Mr. Matthews, with a melancholy shake of his head. 'But what in the name of mercy was their object in throwing you overboard?' Miss Mansel told him the whole story. He listened with an air of heavy despondency, often sighing. 'It was the captain's fault, ' he exclaimed, creaking out quickly with something of fever in his utterance. 'He had reason to suspect the ten men; his arms-chest had been robbed; the yowling of the midnight joker at the flying jibboom-end was, to suspicion, a good full hint of what was coming. Why didn't Captain Benson have them all seized? Never a man, never a passenger of the ship but would have stood by him had they made a difficulty on the vessel's arrival.' He stampel his foot, and cried out, 'I have lost so much that I value, so much that I can never replace!' 'So have I!' said Miss Mansel. He cast a despairful glance at her gown. Indeed, the poor fellow's heart was so full that Boldock wondered he did riot cry. The commander never thought the less of a man for weeping. He belonged to a school of stern sea-dogs which made nothing of shedding tears. Who that has read can forget that when the iron-visaged sea chieftains of Nelson's fleet met in one ship, with Collingwood at their head, to receive the Admiral off Trafalgar, many of them shed tears, and amongst those who wept most freely was...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236955455
  • 9781236955456