The Young Emigrants; Or, a Voyage to Australia. 3 PT. [In 1 Vol.].

The Young Emigrants; Or, a Voyage to Australia. 3 PT. [In 1 Vol.].

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...to neglect him for the first man who would ask her?" "That's my very own Hetty," said the Matron, wiping her eyes. "Well, dear friend, since all our advice is thrown away on these headstrong girls, we must keep them as much as possible under our own eyes, and commend them to One who never slumbers." It was Mrs. Goodman's intention to have mentioned the subject of the preceding conversation to Dr. Denman, had not scenes of a far different nature occurred, and for a time entirely engrossed the interest of all on board. They had parted from the Victoria nearly a fortnight, but, from the almost dead calm, had made little progress: the sky above them was brass, and the unmitigated rays of the sun fell only to be reflected back with double fervour from the torpid ocean, which seemed like molten lead, glaring yet opaque. Not a breath of air stirred the heavy clouds which every moment gathered round the heaving ship, or filled her flapping sails. An expression of anxious earnestness was visible in the countenances of the sailors as they watched the movements of the Captain, whose eye was constantly directed to the clouds. At length an order was given for the people to go below, and the hatches to be closed--an order scarcely carried into effect, ere the long pent-up winds let loose in one fearful gust threw the ship suddenly on her side. An appalling clap of thunder reverberated through the whole of the dark concave of heaven, along which the forked lightning ran in dazzling and terrific splendour; and then rushed down one of those showers, or rather cataracts of "the great rain of His strength," which the Almighty pours out only in these tropical climes. A united and long-protracted shriek followed this threefold...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236647750
  • 9781236647757