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The Life of a Midshipman [Signed E.N.]. (Paperback) Loot Price: R273
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The Life of a Midshipman [Signed E.N.]. (Paperback): En
The Life of a Midshipman [Signed E.N.]. (Paperback): En

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1829. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. THE FIRST LAND.--AN UNEXPECTED FRIEND.--HOME. How welcome from the dizzy mast--The watchful seaman's stand--Sounds o'er the billow and the blast The joyful cry of " Land," Which, veiled within a misty shroud, Lifts o'er the waves its peak of cloud. Ah who but he, whose weary eye Hath long been doomed to dwell Upon the waste of sea and sky, The raptured throb can tell, The boundless burst of joy that fills The heart that hails earth's distant hills. At once upon the gaze they come, With mingled smiles and tears; With beauteous visions of our home, And days of other years--Reflected from the past that throw Around their heads a sunset glow. J. Malcolm. Frank slept soundly till about mid-day, when he was awakened by an unusual motion of the ship, and the frequent trampling of the men upon deck; he rose and dressed himself, and hastening above, saw all hands employed in taking in sail; the wind had increased to a hurricane, and the Pacific was driving before it at a tremendous rate; the sky all around was dark, cloudy, and tempest-like; the vessels in sight were all scudding along under a very slight press of sail; the captain dreaded the approach of a gale, and he was making all ready for bad weather. In addition to this gloomy prospect, he found, on consulting the log-book, that the account had been so incorrectly kept by Harvey, that he could not readily tell the exact distance he was from shore, though he knew that he must now be very near the coast of England, and the wind was blowing him directly towards it. In this dilemma, he dreaded Log-book; a journal kept at sea of the daily progress and rate of sailing of the vessel. the approach of night, lest, during the darkness, he might unawares drive upon some rock or headland, where the vessel ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: En
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 40
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-02115-2
Barcode: 9781150021152
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-02115-2

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