Tales of Naval and Military Life. from the French

Tales of Naval and Military Life. from the French

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...wind in the current of a river." "What is a cathead?" "It is a great rope which runs through a pulley fixed to a large iron hook, the use of which is to handle the anchors." "Bravo, child! you have answered like a real Tourville. What do you think of it, sister?" "I say that merely reading a vessel is not sufficient nowadays for a man who wishes to push his way. I think that Michel ought to be ashamed to be the last in his school." "But to make up for that he is the first in all our holiday games; and amongst those of his age there is not one who knows better than he how to hoist a rope, to moor a cross vessel, and to fix the shrouds. Only yesterday he made big Simon take a bath gratis, who is a head taller and five years older than he is." "Is it true, Michel?" "It was quite necessary to defend.the honour of the parish--the tower is the flag of the Breton peasant--woe to hjm that touches it." "What did Simon do to you?" "Nothing; just think what would have befallen him if he had!" "Then, you little rogue, you were the aggressor?" "I am not capable of it, mother. Judge for yourself. I was mending our nets when big Simon passed by, driving before him his grey ass--the old grey one, you know. Where are you both going like that?" said I. "To enroll Gris in your parish, so that there may be one the more, and to replace your master, who they say is very ill." "Simon answered that, did he--the rude boy?" "That is not all, mother, listen to the end." "You must take care never to let Gris drink by moonlight," added Simon. "Why?" said I, clenching my fists. "Because," said...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236895657
  • 9781236895653