Zimluko; A Romance

Zimluko; A Romance

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...begged them to state what they knew concerning the recent shipwreck. "Sir," said the sailor who had acted under the impulse of genuine feelings in striking his comrade, " there have been several shipwrecks, for that matter, within a fortnight, and many souls have been saved and many have gone to ' Davy's Locker.' But, while our vessel has been in this port--which has been now many days, partly owing to the weather and partly on account of not getting in her cargo--I set sail with my dear comrades, as my_ captain gave permission--God bless him--in a small cutter, and paid a visit to Minorca. I have a mother living there, your worship, a good old soul as ever scud under the weather-sheet of fortune! Our captain told us we must not stay over a certain length of time, as things might turn with wind and tide;--that is, sir, he alluded to having the blessing of a full cargo, and that the weather which had been dark and tiemendously stormy, might clear away, giving us a bright and glorious atmosphere, when he would wish to depart for the turbaned kingdom. You are, of course aware, that a few days only have been clear and promising--that the last two weeks have been made up of rain, thunder and lightning, at intervals, that warned the mariner and 'Jack Tar, ' to cleave to the coast. Therefore, it was this goodly season opened our captain's heart to let us-four in number, as I have said before--visit Minorca. That was you, Harry, Tom, Jack and myself, the honorable Zachariah! Pardon me, dear sir, for digressing a moment from my subject; but my mother was a mighty body for Scripture and she used to say to me when I was a b0y--now, Zachey, l ' have named you out of the glorious Scriptures, from...
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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236837754
  • 9781236837752