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Around the World in the Yacht 'Sunbeam, ' Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months (Paperback) Loot Price: R446 Discovery Miles 4 460
Around the World in the Yacht 'Sunbeam, ' Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months (Paperback): Annie Brassey
Around the World in the Yacht 'Sunbeam, ' Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months (Paperback): Annie Brassey

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Around the World in the Yacht 'Sunbeam, ' Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months (Paperback)

Annie Brassey

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Loot Price R446 Discovery Miles 4 460

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...New Zealand beef, and South Sea pork leave nothing to be desired in the way of preserved meat. Fresh beef, mutton, and butter are hardly procurable, and the latter, when preserved, is uneatable. I can never understand why they don't take to potting and salting down for export the best butter, at some large Irish or Devonshire farm, instead of reserving that process for butter which is just on the turn and is already almost unfit to eat; the result being that, long before it has reached a hot climate, it is only fit to grease carriage-wheels ivith. It could be done, and I feel sure it would pay, as good butter would fetch almost any price in many places. Some Devonshire butter, which we brought with us from England, is as good now, after ten thousand miles in the tropics, as it was when first put on board; but a considerable proportion is very bad, and was evidenty not in proper condition in the first instance. We had intended going afterwards to the coral reef with the children to have a picnic there, and had accordingly given the servants leave to go ashore for the evening; but it came on to rain heavily, and we were obliged to return to the yacht instead. The servants had, however, already availed themselves of the permission they had received, and there was therefore no one on board in their department; so we had to unpack our basket and have our picnic on deck, under the awning, instead of on 330 DRUGGED DRINK. the reef, which I think was almost as great a treat to the children. We have, I am sorry to say, had a good deal of trouble with some of our men here. One disappeared directly we arrived, and has never been seen since. Another came off suffering from delirium tremens and epileptic fits, brought on by drink. His cries and struggles were...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Annie Brassey
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 142
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-13333-5
Barcode: 9781151133335
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-151-13333-7

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