The Wreck of the Osprey

The Wreck of the Osprey

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...I was hesitating, some of old Daddy's words came into my mind, and I almost seemed to hear him say, 'Stick to the ship, boy Jack, always stick to the ship;' and then, too, you looked just at that moment so like what you did when you thought only how to help the starving ones dear to me at home, that I could not leave you. Ah, Master Augustus, as I have heard Mr. Clifford say, many a time--' Be sure there never was yet a deed of love and pity that did not meet with its reward either in this world or the next, much oftener perhaps in this world than we either know or think." Jack began now to look anxiously for the turn of the tide; but, to his dismay, he soon found that, although the vessel ceased to drift away as rapidly as it had done, the wind, that still blew rather fresh, was likely enough to prevent them from being carried back half as far as they had been carried out. Moreover, as the day advanced, the two boys began to feel their hunger and thirst sharpening apace; and, although their anxiety of mind as to their fate had hitherto made them less mindful of their bodily wants, a sickening dread came upon them both as the day waned, and there seemed every prospect that they would have to pass another night, wet, cold, and famished, on the deck of the vessel. More than once did Jack, after searching every corner and cranny that remained above water, in the hope of finding a morsel of something that might serve for food, propose to strip and dive into the cabin on the desperate chance of fishing up anything that might be floating in the steward's pantry. Yet, although he was an expert swimmer, like most of the youngsters at Swanmouth, he came at last to the conclusion that it would be utterly hopeless to attempt it, and that he would more...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236641027
  • 9781236641021