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Odd Neighbours, by the Author of 'Lord Lynn's Wife' (Paperback) Loot Price: R388 Discovery Miles 3 880
Odd Neighbours, by the Author of 'Lord Lynn's Wife' (Paperback): John Berwick Harwood
Odd Neighbours, by the Author of 'Lord Lynn's Wife' (Paperback): John Berwick Harwood

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Odd Neighbours, by the Author of 'Lord Lynn's Wife' (Paperback)

John Berwick Harwood

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... matters of boating, fishing, and fowling, Captain Blueno3e. This old man's real name was Peter Voss. He was a Laaland man. He had served, I think, as a "powder monkey," but at any rate as a boy, on board one of the Danish frigates in the Copenhagen sea-fight of 1807. An unlucky shot from some English ship had fired the Dane's magazine, doing dreadful mischief, and blowing poor little Peter, as he phrased it, "like a feather" up the hatchway. The child was not maimed nor blinded; but a quantity of the loose gunpowder was blown into his face, and disfigured him for life, producing the effect of a ghastly and indelible tattooing. Hence, Peter Voss received the nickname of Bluenose, which stuck to him to the last. He had been man-of-war's-man, smuggler, boatswain of an Indiaman, a Singapore pilot, mate of an opiutn clipper, and what not. At last he had come back, well to do, from the far East; had married the heiress of a small Schleswig farmer, and succeeded in right of his wife to the farm. But he had never quite divorced himself from the blue water on which his best years had been spent. He was still master and owner of a tidy sloop, lying at Kappel, and made many a profitable cruise, selling grain and bullocks among the islands, and bringing back eiderdown, salt fish, wool, and Norway spars. Hence he was always called Schipper Blauness, a name which I Anglicised into Captain Bluenose, much to its owner's satisfaction. For the tough old seaman bore no grudge to the Britons for his own share of the defeat which "Nelson and the North " inflicted on Prince Frederick's fleet. If we English had not seized the ships, he was wont to say, the French would, and he was rather proud, than otherwise, of the manly resistance which had been offered to...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: John Berwick Harwood
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 108
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-21557-4
Barcode: 9781151215574
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-21557-0

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