By W.W. JACOBS
Mr. Purnip took the arm of the new recruit and hung over him almost
tenderly as they walked along; Mr. Billing, with a look of conscious
virtue on his jolly face, listened with much satisfaction to his friend's
"It's such an example," said the latter. "Now we've got you the others
will follow like sheep. You will be a bright lamp in the darkness."
"Wot's good enough for me ought to be good enough for them," said Mr.
Billing, modestly. "They'd better not let me catch "
"H'sh! H'sh!" breath...
JOHN CORWELL, SAILOR AND MINER; and POISONOUS FISH
By Louis Becke
T. Fisher Unwin, 1901
JOHN CORWELL, SAILOR AND MINER
"Am I to have no privacy at all?" demanded the Governor irritably as
the orderly again tapped at the open door and announced another visitor.
"Who is he and what does he want?"
"Mr. John Corwell, your Excellency, master of the cutter Ceres , from
the South Seas."
The Governor's brows relaxed somewhat. "Let him come in in ten minutes,
Cleary, but tell him at the same time that I am very tired too tired to
SIX LITTLE BUNKERS AT COUSIN TOM'S
LAURA LEE HOPE
Author of "Six Little Bunkers at Grandma Bell's," "Six Little Bunkers at Aunt Jo's," "The Bobbsey Twins Series," "The Bunny Brown Series," Etc.
[Illustration: THEY STEAMED ON DOWN PAST THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's. Frontispiece ( Page 57)]
New York Grosset & Dunlap Publishers
By LAURA LEE HOPE
12mo. Cloth. Illustrated. 50 cents per volume.
THE SIX LITTLE BUNKERS SERIES
SIX LITTLE BUNK...
Will Weatherhelm, The Yarn of an Old Sailor, by W.H.G. Kingston.
This is quite a long book, estimated to take sixteen hours forty minutes to read. It was also quite difficult to transcribe, since the type was probably a bit old. Certainly it was a rather small typeface, and was broken up in places. Nevertheless we think we have got the text to better than the prescribed 99.95% accurate, with an expected error rate of less than eighty words in the 164,896 of the text.
The action takes pl...
Middy and Ensign, by George Manville Fenn.
This was the first Manville Fenn book I ever encountered, and I loved it
at first sight. So much so that I had put nearly fifty of his books on
the website within a couple of years, although, writing in 2005, two
years ago I had never heard of Manville Fenn.
HMS Startler is on patrol up the Parang River in the Malay peninsula.
On board are the midshipman, Bob Roberts, and the ensign, Tom Long.
Their friendly bickering goes on throughout the ...
The story of Dominic, Otto and Pauline Rigonda, three siblings who are blown onto an island after being shipwrecked, and are later joined by the immigrant passengers and crew of a ship that is wrecked on the same island. When the question of government comes up, the little colony chooses a queen, and they work on improving the island for some time, despite internal dissensions, and an attack by savages. But eventually the colony encounters natural forces it cannot resist, and the queen and her family return to England, hopefully to live "happily ever after".
[Transcriber's note: Susan Warner, The End of a Coil (1880)]
THE END OF A COIL.
"THE WIDE, WIDE WORLD."
"Well begun is half done."
JAMES NISBET & CO., 21 BERNERS STREET
NOTE TO THE READER.
As in the case of "My Desire," the turning facts of this story are
fact; even to the most romantic and unlikely detail. In this is found,
I hope, my justification for making the hero in one place repeat
something very like what was said by the hero of Queechy on a like
occasion. I was unwilling to dis...
The African Trader; or, The Adventures of Harry Bayford, by W.H.G. Kingston.
This is rather a short book, only 120 small pages in book format. Harry is a young chap, just about ready to leave school, when his father suffers some business losses, and the stress kills him. Harry is left with some sisters, and he does not want to be a burden to them so he gets a job on board a trading vessel, and off they go to Africa.
Here many of the crew catch the Yellow Fever, and die. The captain is i...
By W.W. JACOBS
[Illustration: IN THE LIGHT OF THE LAMP I SAW THE DEAD WHITE FACE]
MADE TO MEASURE
THE WINTER OFFENSIVE
Sailor man said the night watchman, musingly a sailorman is like a fish
he is safest when 'e is at sea. When a fish comes ashore it is in for
trouble, and so is sailorman. One poor chap I knew 'ardly ever came
ashore without getting married; and...
ARROW OF GOLD
A STORY BETWEEN TWO NOTES
Celui qui n’a connu que des hommes
polis et raisonnables, ou ne connait pas
l’homme, ou ne le connait qu’a demi.
T. FISHER UNWIN, LTD...