The Wrecker, by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

The Wrecker, by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt:'s as common as dirt; the traders carry them for surf-boats. But the Flying Scud 7 a deep-water tramp, who was lime-juicing around between big ports, Calcutta and Rangoon and 'Frisco and the Canton River? No; I don't see it." We were leaning over the gunwale of the boat as we spoke. The captain stood nearest the bow, and he was idly playing with the trailing painter, when a thought arrested him. He hauled the line in hand over nancl, and stared, and remained staring, at the end. "Anything wrong with it? " I asked. "Do you know, Mr. Dodd," said he, in a queer voice, "this painter's been out? A sailor always siezes a rope's end, but this is sliced short of f with the cold steel. This won't do at all for the men," he added. "Just stand by till I fix it up more natural." "Any guess what it all means '? " I asked. "Well, it means one thing," said he. "It means Trent was a liar. I guess the story of the Flying Scud was a sight more picturesque than he gave out." Half an hour later, the whaleboat was lying astern of the Norah Ureina; and Nares and I sought our bunks, silent and half bewildered by our late discoveries. The sun of the morrow had not cleared the moming bank: the lake of the lagoon, the islets, and the wall of breakers now beginning to subside, still lay clearly pictured in the flushed obscurity of early day, when we stepped again upon the deck of the Flying Scud: N ares, myself, the mate, two of the hands, and one dozen bright, virgin axes, in war against that massive structure. I think we all drew pleasurable breath; so profound in man is the instinct of destruction, so engaging is the interest of more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236806026
  • 9781236806024