The Shadrach: And Other Stories (Classic Reprint)

The Shadrach: And Other Stories (Classic Reprint)

by Frank R. Stockton
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Excerpt from The Shadrach: And Other Stories

It was late on a quiet August afternoon that the little yacht "Flippant" sailed into the harbor of a small New England town. The yacht, which was a very small one, belonged to my friend, George Crimrose, who had invited me to take a week's cruise with him along the coast. There was no one on board but our two selves,

…  See more details below

Overview

Excerpt from The Shadrach: And Other Stories

It was late on a quiet August afternoon that the little yacht "Flippant" sailed into the harbor of a small New England town. The yacht, which was a very small one, belonged to my friend, George Crimrose, who had invited me to take a week's cruise with him along the coast. There was no one on board but our two selves, and, in fact, there was neither room nor need for anybody else. Crimrose generally sat at the helm, while I acted the part of a crew and steward. Crimrose cooked our meals.

"If General Washington were aboard," he had remarked, "I might let him attend to the sails and anchor, but I should want to do the cooking myself."

We had been out four days and were now bound homeward, and after passing the night in the quiet harbor we proposed to start on our southerly course to Boston. Crimrose had intended going on shore to put a letter in the post-office; but as it was past suppertime before we entered the harbor, he concluded to postpone this until morning. We had no small boat but the yacht, which was sloop-rigged, and was so small that we could easily run her up to a pier, or even ground her on a beach.

About the Publisher

Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781331209652
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/12/2015
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >