Willis the Pilot, a Sequel to the Swiss Family Robinson; Or, Adventures of an Emigrant Family Wrecked on an Unknown Coast of the Pacific Ocean. Interspersed with Tales, Incidents of Travel, and Illustrations of Natural History

Willis the Pilot, a Sequel to the Swiss Family Robinson; Or, Adventures of an Emigrant Family Wrecked on an Unknown Coast of the Pacific Ocean. Interspersed with Tales, Incidents of Travel, and Illustrations of Natural History

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1804 edition. Excerpt: ...be detached. The third day, at sunrise, he called Mary's dog, shouldered his rifle, and was about to quit the house. "Where are you going?" inquired Jack. "I don't know--anywhere." "Anywhere! Well, I am rather partial to that sort of place; I will go with you." "But I must do something that will divert my thoughts. There may be danger." "Well I can help you to look up a difficulty." Every day the two brothers departed at sunrise, and returned together again in the evening. Mrs. Becker felt acutely their sufferings. She watched anxiously for the return of the two wanderers, and generally went a little way to meet them when they appeared in the distance. "She does not run to meet us," said Fritz, one day; "that is a bad sign." "Not a bit of it," replied Jack. "If she had any bad news to give us, she would not come at all." CHAPTER XV. SJOD's GOVERNMENT--KING STANISLAUS THE DAUPHIN SON OF LOUIS XV.--THE SHORTEST ROAD--NEW YEAR'S DAT--A MIRACLE--CLEVER ANIMALS--THE CALENDAR--MR. JULIUS CAESAR AND POPE GREGORY XIII.--HOW THE DAT AFTER THE 4TH OF OCTOBER WAS TH-15TH--OLYMPIAD--LUSTRES TIIE IIEOIBA--A HOKSE MADE CONSUL--JACK'S DUKAM. Some men, when they regard the sinister side of events, are apt to call in question the axiom, Nothing is accomplished without the will of God. Why, they ask, do the wicked triumph? Why are the just oppressed?. Why this evil? What is the use of that disaster? Was it necessary that Mary Wolston should be thrown into the sea, and that she should afterwards die in consequence of the accident? To these questions we reply, that God does not interrupt the ordinary course of His works. Man is a free agent in so far as regards his own...
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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236518977
  • 9781236518972