John Frewen, South Sea Whaler

John Frewen, South Sea Whaler

by Louis Becke

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Captain Ethan Keller, of the Casilda of Nantucket, was in a very bad temper, for in four days he had lost two of the five boats the barque carried-one had been hopelessly stove by the dreaded "underclip" given her by a crafty old bull sperm-whale, and the other, which was in charge of the second mate, had not been seen for seventy hours. When last sighted she was fast to the same bull which had destroyed the first mate's boat; it was then nearly dark, and the whale, which was of an enormous size, although he had three irons in his body and was towing the whole length of line from the stove-in boat as well as that of the second mate, was racing through the water as fresh as when he had first been struck, three hours previously. Then the sun dipped below the sea-rim, and the blue Pacific was shrouded in darkness.

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ISBN-13: 9781548184667
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/18/2017
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.21(d)

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