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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