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Scrapegrace at Sea; Or, Soldiers Afloat and Sailors Ashore (Paperback) Loot Price: R267
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Scrapegrace at Sea; Or, Soldiers Afloat and Sailors Ashore (Paperback): William Johnstoun N. Neale

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Scrapegrace at Sea; Or, Soldiers Afloat and Sailors Ashore (Paperback)

William Johnstoun N. Neale

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. As the captain of the Prince had said?providence seemed to favour the resolute and the brave. The lull in the wind still continued, and still the gallant cutter of the Saucebox forged ahead, though every now and then there came rolling and roaring towards them one of those tremendous seas, the hue of which was dark and black enough to account for the sombre name given to the Euxine: still as it rose towards its crest it presented a living mass of beautiful white spray curling and crisping in fifty different forms. Every time one of these formidable rollers approached, they expected it to culminate as they passed over its summit, and to fill their little boat with water ? but that unseen hand, which allows not the sparrow to fall unheeded, kept them harmless from each passing danger that surged terrifically by, while the knowledge that their boat would float, even though it filled, gave them additional confidence to exert their daring and skill. After about a quarter of an hour spent on one tack, Scapegrace, who was at the helm, and for some time had been preserving silence, turned to his coxswain: ? " I think now we might venture to go on the other tack; we might forge ahead of the Prince, might we not ?" The coxswain stooped down his head to look to leeward at such intervals as he was allowed when the boat rose for a minute onthe crest of the wave, and before she descended into its yeasty and gloomy trough, when everything was shut out but the Heaven and the sea. " Yes, sir, I think we should forge ahead of the Prince by a cable or two if we went about now." " Ready about now?be careful, my men? one single crab caught, we may all get a ducking, and the boat be upset to a certainty. So?down goes her helm?lower away the sail?round she comes ? all ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: William Johnstoun N. Neale
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 82
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-54856-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-54856-3
Barcode: 9780217548564

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