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Thrilling Scenes on the Ocean; Or, Swell Life at Sea. a Collection of Nautical Yarns download PDF, EPUB, Kindle

Thrilling Scenes on the Ocean; Or, Swell Life at Sea. a Collection of Nautical Yarns by John W Gould

Thrilling Scenes on the Ocean; Or, Swell Life at Sea. a Collection of Nautical Yarns
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Author: John W Gould
Page Count: 126 pages
Published Date: 01 May 2012
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781235958144
File size: 36 Mb
Download Link: Thrilling Scenes on the Ocean; Or, Swell Life at Sea. a Collection of Nautical Yarns
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 Excerpt: ... in a misty morning; but it's all the same, we must go when our time comes." As the poor fellow tittered these words, Ms grasp tightened, then relaxed; a film came over his eyes; his frame was agitated by a momentary convulsion: all was over. The spirit of the sailor had drifted off, from the troubled sea of human misery to a harbor where no unquiet waters ever come. The Chinese batteries still continued to burn, and the discharge at intervals of their heated guns sounded like mournful minute guns lamenting the devastation which had been committed during the day; while, as the night drew, on, a gentle breeze arose, which, whistling through Our torn rigging, seemed to sound as it were a fitting requiem for the spirit which had passed away. When daylight appeared on the following morning, all hands were turned up to clear away the wreck. Our loss had been very inconsiderable; and we were being engaged in knotting, splicing, cutting, getting up new rope, and storing away the remnants of the old rigging, when a voice was heard summoning all hands on deck; there we found old Deadeye with the other officers collected in a cluster around him. He addressed us in a short speech, praising our conduct, and complimenting the master in high terms for the admirable manner in which he had brought the ship along-/ side the battery. Our names were then called over, and we piped all hands to breakfast., After getting our vessel refitted, in about eight days we sailed out of the harbor; the rendezvous appointed for the fleet being a promontory, called the BufiFalo's Nose, which is situated near to the entrance of the Chusan group of islands. Our progress was at first rather slow in consequence of a heavy ground-swell accompanied by light winds, but we kept pretty close i...

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