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Down to the Sea (Paperback) Loot Price: R382
Discovery Miles 3 820
Down to the Sea (Paperback): Morgan Robertson

Down to the Sea (Paperback)

Morgan Robertson

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Loot Price R382 Discovery Miles 3 820

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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. 1905. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The Mutiny WHEN you have been shipwrecked, and, sole survivor of the crew, have tramped through the African jungle seven days on the food you can pick from the bushes; when your clothing is in rags and ribbons, your feet blistered and bleeding, and your stomach in a state of unstable equilibrium, you are likely, on touching the coast again, to welcome the sight of a brig at anchor in the bay, and to more than welcome the offer of a berth from a man who sculls ashore at your hail, especially so when he imparts the information that the nearest settlement is still two hundred miles farther on. That is why I shipped with Captain Bruggles. He was the largest man I had ever seen--almost seven feet tall. But, unlike most tall men, his development was perfect. There was nearly a thirtyinch stretch across his back from shoulder to shoulder; his arm was as large as an ordinary leg; his leg could not have been gartered by an average woman's belt; and his clinched fist would hardly have gone into my hat, had I possessed one. Over this massive framework of bone and muscle towered a leonine head with an uncut shock of coarse, brown hair. His face was not displeasing, but in repose it took on the grim dignity of a lion's; and this, with his great size, gave him a personality rather oppressive, especially when his steady, gray eyes were fixed upon you. He wore no hat, and was clothed merely in sockless shoes, extremely dirty trousers, and flannel shirt--the latter unbuttoned, exposing a forest of hair on his chest. Down deep in this chest he seemed to keep his voice, and it came forth in rumbling intonations. But his words were well chosen--those of an educated man. "I'll give you a passage," he said, when I had told him my trouble; "but you might as well ship with me; you sail...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Morgan Robertson
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 70
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-21291-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-21291-8
Barcode: 9781150212918

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