The War of the Axe

The War of the Axe

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"[...]to go near them; he was immediately, and most deservedly, snubbed by the ladies, whereupon he retired to his cabin in high dudgeon. Another suggestion was, that some of the passengers and crew of the ocean steamer President (which left New York in March, 1841, and was never seen or heard of afterwards) might have escaped and got ashore on the island; and this notion found great favour with the fair sex, until Captain Ladds, on being appealed to, hinted that they were a few degrees too far to the southward to expect to fall in with any survivors of the long-missing ship-even if such survivors existed, which was not within the bounds of probability. "No, my friends, there can be very little doubt that the President foundered off the banks of Newfoundland," said he, with a mournful shake of the head;[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 5.84mm | 204.12g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507529627
  • 9781507529621