Marryat was a midshipman under Captain Cochrane and this, his first naval adventure, is considered to be a highly autobiographical telling of his adventures with one of Britain's most famous and daring naval captains.
Or, The Naval Officer
In the King's Name; or, The Cruise of the Kestrel, by George Manville
This is quite a long book, and one of G.M. Fenn's very best, for his
hero gets into all sorts of tight corners, from which there appears no
possible escape, just in the manner of most of Fenn's books, for he is
the very master of suspense.
It starts off with a coastguard vessel, the "Kestrel", on patrol
looking for smugglers, Jacobites, or anything else that appears
Most of the action, however, t...
By Louis Becke
T. Fisher Unwin, 1901
Early one morning, just as the trade wind began to lift the white
mountain mist which enveloped the dark valleys and mountain slopes of
the island, Denison, the supercargo of the trading schooner Palestine ,
put off from her side and was pulled ashore to the house of the
one white trader. The man's name was Handle, and as he heard the
supercargo's footstep he came to the door and bade him good morning.
"How are you, Randle?" said the young man, shaking hands with the
quiet voiced, white haired ol...
THE LIGHTHOUSE, BY R.M. BALLANTYNE.
Early on a summer morning, about the beginning of the nineteenth
century, two fishermen of Forfarshire wended their way to the shore,
launched their boat, and put off to sea.
One of the men was tall and ill favoured, the other, short and
well favoured. Both were square built, powerful fellows, like most men
of the class to which they belonged.
It was about that calm hour of the morning which precedes sunrise, when
most living creatures are still asleep, and inanimate nature wears, more
Charlie Brooke is always rescuing others, and sometimes even himself! His latest rescue, though, could turn out to be fatal...
CHARLIE TO THE RESCUE, BY R.M. BALLANTYNE.
INTRODUCES THE HERO.
To be generally helpful was one of the chief points in the character of Charlie Brooke.
He was evidently born to aid mankind. He began by helping himself to everything in life that seemed at all desirable. This was natural, not selfish.
At first there were few things, apparently, that did seem to his infant mind desirable, for his earliest days were marked...
Salt Water, The Sea Life and Adventures of Neil D'Arcy the Midshipman, By W H G Kingston.
One interesting feature of this book is that it must have been one of the earliest to be written by Kingston. It does not appear that there was another edition for sixty years, by which time the author had been dead for 35 years.
It is also a very good book of his genre, with lots of battle, murder, and sudden death. It deals with the adventures of a young boy who joins the Royal Navy as a midshipma...
This book is one of the pioneering works in laryngology. The original text is from the library of Indiana University Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Bruce Matt, MD. It was scanned, converted to text, and proofed by Alex Tawadros.
BRONCHOSCOPY AND ESOPHAGOSCOPY
A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery
CHEVALIER JACKSON, M.D., F.A.C.S. Professor of Laryngology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia; Professor of Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Member of the American Lar...
THE PHANTOM SHIP
CAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT
In this third volume of the “Bobbsey Twin Series”, the twins – Nan and Bert and Freddie and Flossie – go with their family to visit relatives at the seashore. Excitement and adventure are sure to abound!
This eBook was produced by Gordon Keener.
The Bobbsey Twins at the Seashore Laura Lee Hope
CHAPTER I CHASING THE DUCK
"Suah's yo' lib, we do keep a movin'!" cried Dinah, as she climbed into the big depot wagon.
"We didn't forget Snoop this time," exclaimed Freddie, following close on Dinah's heels, with the box containing Snoop, his pet cat, who alway...
One of the first novel-length pieces of nautical fiction, MR. MIDSHIPMAN EASY (1836) is a funny and easygoing account of the adventures of Jack Easy, a son of privilege who joins the Royal Navy. The work begins as a satire on Jack’s attachment to “the rights of man” that may try the listener’s patience. But despair not, for the story soon settles down as the philosophical midshipman begins his many triumphs over bullies, foul weather, and various damned foreigners of murderous intent.Caveat audiens:
This novel employs racial/ethnic epithets and religious stereotypes, as ...