By W.W. JACOBS
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 he was found out there was no less
than six wimmen in the court all taking away 'is character at once. And
when he spoke up Solomon the magistrate pretty near bit 'is 'ead off.
Then look at the trouble they get in with their money! They come ashore
from a long...
By W.W. JACOBS
It was nearly high water, and the night watchman, who had stepped aboard
a lighter lying alongside the wharf to smoke a pipe, sat with half closed
eyes enjoying the summer evening. The bustle of the day was over, the
wharves were deserted, and hardly a craft moved on the river. Perfumed
clouds of shag, hovering for a time over the lighter, floated lazily
towards the Surrey shore.
"There's one thing about my job," said the night watchman, slowly, "it's
done all alone by yourself. There's no foreman a hollerin...
The White Squall, by John Conroy Hutcheson Tom is a thirteen year old whose father is a Naval Officer on the half pay list. This dates the events, for Tom has read two of Captain Marryatt's books, which were published in the 1830s, while his father would have been recalled to duty in time for the Crimean War, so we'll put the date down as the 1840s.
The action starts in the West Indies, where Tom's father has bought a property. Tom has an accident on his way to meet his father on the way from a shor...
The Missing Merchantman
By Harry Collingwood
Harry Collingwood is a superlatively good writer of books about the sea
because he was himself a working designer of ships, and a shipwright.
This makes his style extremely authoritative.
In this book the crew of a vessel, meaning in this case the deckhands,
got it into their heads that the captain and officers of merchant
vessels were paid far too much, and that ordinary deckhands ought to be
paid on the same scale. In other hands they ha...
FIGHTING THE WHALES
R. M. BALLANTYNE
[Illustration: Cover Art]
Blackie & Son Ltd.
London Glasgow Bombay
I. IN TROUBLE, TO BEGIN WITH
II. AT SEA
III. OUR FIRST BATTLE
IV. "CUTTING IN" THE BLUBBER AND "TRYING OUT" THE OIL
V. A STORM, A MAN OVERBOARD, AND A RESCUE
VI. THE WHALE FIGHTING BULLS, ETC.
VII. TOM'S WISDOM ANOTHER GREAT BATTLE
VIII. DEATH ON THE SEA
IX. NEWS FROM HOME A GAM
X. RETURN HOME
Fighting the Whales . . . . . . Co...
Diarrhea, Piles, Etc.
Auto Infection, Auto Intoxication,
Anemia, Emaciation, Etc.
Proctitis and Colitis
Published by Chas. A. Tyrrell, M.D.
134 West 65th Street, New York City
Alcinous B. Jamison, M.D.
43 W. 45th Street, New York
U. S. A.
THE UNFORTUNATE SUFFERER
FROM ILLS DESCRIBED IN THIS VOLUME
AND TO THOSE WHOM I HAVE HAD
THE PLEASURE OF CURING
Rebelling against the career chosen for him by his wealthy family, Frederic Marryat joined the Royal Navy in 1806 at the age of 14. He first served as a midshipman in the 38-gun frigate "HMS Imperieuse" commanded by Lord Cochran, 10th Earl of Dundonald whose real life exploits were used by Marryat in his fiction and which formed the basis for other famous fictional characters like Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey. Having survived more than 50 sea battles and attained the rank of Post Captain, he resigned from the Navy and devoted the rest of his life to writing, drawing a good deal on his di...
[Illustration: Cover Art]
[Frontispiece: S. G. Bayne]
A FANTASY OF
S. G. BAYNE
"QUICKSTEPS THROUGH SCANDINAVIA"
"ON AN IRISH JAUNTING CAR" ETC.
HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS
NEW YORK AND LONDON
Copyright, 1909, by HARPER & BROTHERS.
All rights reserved .
Published October, 1909.
PLACES VISITED ON THIS CRUISE
WITH PERSONAL EXPERIENCES
THE SEA IS HIS
Thy way is in the sea, and
Thy path in the great waters,
and Thy footsteps are not known.
Psalm LXXVII. v. 19.
The Sea is His: He made it,
Black gulf and sunlit shoal
From barriered bight to where the long
Leagues of Atlantic roll:
Small strait and ceaseless ocean
He bade each one to be:
The Sea is His: He made it
And England keeps it free.
By pain and stress and striving
Beyond the nations' ken,
By vigils stern when others slept,
By lives of many men;
Through nights o...
The hearty, all-American Rover Boys sail by yacht to Africa in search of their kidnapped father.
This eBook was prepared by John Pobuda.
THE ROVER BOYS ON THE OCEAN OR A CHASE FOR A FORTUNE
BY Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
My dear Boys: "The Rover Boys on the Ocean" is a complete tale in itself, but forms a companion volume to "The Rover Boys at School," which preceded it.
In the former volume I tried to give my young readers a glimpse of life as it actually is in one of our famous military boarding schools, with its brightness and sh...