With Drake on the Spanish Main
"[...]many miles away, probably the mainland. His view to the east being almost entirely shut out by the foliage, he could feel no certainty that his suspicion was justified; but he felt a stirring of interest and excitement now: supposing it were indeed an island, how did the discovery bear upon his lot? Once more he turned and gazed along the valley at whose end he saw the sea. It could not be many miles away; perhaps in an hour or so he could reach it. The island, apparently, was not a large one, so that he could not go far without meeting its inhabitants. He looked around for any signs of habitation-a roof-top, a column of smoke; but there was none. Next moment he reflected that, if the island were small, it would not take him long to make its circuit and search every yard of the beach for tracks of his late comrades-of the Maid Marian too. Still cherishing a hope that some might have survived like himself, he set off to[...]."
- Paperback | 228 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.92mm | 344.73g
- 16 Jul 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations