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Mark Seaworth
     

Mark Seaworth

by William Henry Giles Kingston
 

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Picture a wide expanse of ocean, smooth as a polished mirror, and shining like molten silver; a sky of intense blue, without a cloud or speck, forming a vast arch resting on the water; no land or rock in sight; the boundless sea on every side; the sun travelling slowly and majestically along the arch, and casting his burning rays upon the glittering plain below.

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Picture a wide expanse of ocean, smooth as a polished mirror, and shining like molten silver; a sky of intense blue, without a cloud or speck, forming a vast arch resting on the water; no land or rock in sight; the boundless sea on every side; the sun travelling slowly and majestically along the arch, and casting his burning rays upon the glittering plain below.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781514806036
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/02/2015
Pages:
90
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.19(d)

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tain, lie was cutting away at the tow-rope. He was not a moment too soon, for some heavy black Beas were seen rolling up like mountains astern The last strands of the rope parted with a sharp snap, the boat was seen to rise to the top of a wave, and the next rolled her over and over, and she disappeared beneath the waters. "Alas!" exclaimed Sir Charles, "sad would have been the fate of the poor children, had we not providentially come up in time to save them." Reader, I was one of those poor children, thus providentially rescued from destruction; the other was my sister. Truly I have a right to say, God equally rules the calm or the tempest equally in the one and the other does He watch over His creatures. GOD IS EVERYWHERE. CHAPTER IV. Mv early Recollections. Ellen Barrow. The Voyage to India. How I gained my Name. Hints on the Education of Youth. We enter Table Bay., An Account of the Cape Colony. Again sail for India. The events I have described in the preceding chapters were afterwards told me by my friends, and I have faithfully given them in the words of the narrators. Of course the commencement of my narrative is somewhat conjectural, but there can be no doubt, from the circumstances I have mentioned that the main features were perfect!)'' true. The storm blew furiously all that night, and the ship ran on before it; but as day dawned its rage appeared expended, and by noon thewaves subsided, and the wind gently as before filled the broad fields of canvas spread to receive it. I slept through it all, for the close air of the cabins, after having been exposed for so many days in the open boat, made me drowsy. I have a faint recollection of opening my eyes in the morning andfinding the sun shining in through the port, and the sweet face of Ellen Barrow ha...

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