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Atherton (Volume 1); A Tale of the Last Century (Paperback) Loot Price: R269
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Atherton (Volume 1); A Tale of the Last Century (Paperback): William Pitt Scargill
Atherton (Volume 1); A Tale of the Last Century (Paperback): William Pitt Scargill

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Atherton (Volume 1); A Tale of the Last Century (Paperback)

William Pitt Scargill

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1831. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. The narrative is now at liberty to follow the course of our hero who, with the companions of his captivity, was sailing beneath a cloudless sky, and with a favourable gale down the channel. Happily for him the constitution of his mind had no tendency to pusillanimity " or boisterous despair; he had no fancy for tragic display, and he never for a moment thought of ridding himself of life in order to escape from his troubles. He rightly considered that the only possible chance he could have for remedying the evils of his captivity would be by a cheerful submission to his present unavoidable lot, and he knew that if he would meditate the means of escape, he must keep his mind easy and his spirits as unruffled as possible. If he had felt himself superior to Mr. Bryant, who was an elderly man, and who had been many years a liveryman of the Stationer' company, he still more felt his superiority over the companions of his voyage. They were either obtusely ignorant rustics, or graceless, uncouth varlets incapable of doing or receiving good. They were happy when they were eating, drinking, or sleeping, but work delighted them not, and thought occupied them not. They would look up to the bright blue sky and yawn. They would look on the monotonously dancing billows and yawn. They would look on each other's vacant faces and yawn. They endeavonred one or other of them occasionally to amuse the parly with stories of their past lives; but their stories were pointless, coarse and vulgar. They might occasion a boisterous laugh but it was a laugh without merriment. Frank had nothing to tell them of his own history, he had experienced no adventures and he did not choose to draw upon his invention to supply the defects of memory, or the barren* ness of reality; as he s...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: William Pitt Scargill
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 40
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-91980-7
Barcode: 9781153919807
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-153-91980-X

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