Valerius. a Roman Story

Valerius. a Roman Story

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"[...]hearted young spearman, which our centurion might have learned by heart, without any regular exertion, from hearing it sung around many a British and Dacian watch-fire. Thus we contrived to pass the time in a cheerful manner, till we reached the Lilybaean promontory. We tarried there two days to refit some part of our rigging, and then stretched boldly across the lower sea, towards the mouth of the Tiber. We were becalmed, however, for a whole day and night, after we had come within [pg 9]sight of the Pharos of Ostium, where, but for the small boats that came out to us with fresh fish and fruit, we should have had some difficulty in preserving our patience; for, by this time, our stock of wine was run to the last cup, and nothing remained to be eat but some mouldy biscuit which had survived two voyages between Italy and Britain. During this unwelcome delay, [...].""show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 327g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507534345
  • 9781507534342