Excerpt from An Island of the Sea: Descriptive of the Past and Present of St. Thomas, Danish West Indies; With a Few Short Stories About Bluebeard's and Blackbeard's Castles
HE favourable reception which the first edition of this work has met with at the hands of an appro ciative public has induced me to issue a second, with the addition of a few words about St. Croix, The Garden of the West Indies. This, I trust, will be acceptable to those who desire to know more about these beautiful Isles of the Sea. There is so much to be said of their attractions, bright spots, and romantic history, that whole volumes might be written about them. If I have not been able to say more of them in this, it must be attributed to the expense which such a work would entail, rather than to any design of mine to leave anything unsaid to their advantage. Some day, perhaps, I may bring out a third and improved edition. This, however, depends upon the approval of my readers. Till then, with thanks for past favours, I have the honour to subscribe myself.
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