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Striking Hard Deep Waters, Part 10.

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DEEP WATERS

By W.W. JACOBS

STRIKING HARD

"You've what?" demanded Mrs. Porter, placing the hot iron carefully on its stand and turning a heated face on the head of the family.

"Struck," repeated Mr. Porter; "and the only wonder to me is we've stood it so long as we have. If I was to tell you all we've 'ad to put up with I don't suppose you'd believe me."

"Very likely," was the reply. "You can keep your fairy tales for them that like 'em. They're no good to me."

"We stood it till flesh and blood could stand it no longer," declared her husband, ...

The Gallant, Good Riou, and Jack Renton 1901

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"THE GALLANT, GOOD RIOU", and JACK RENTON

From "The Tapu Of Banderah and Other Stories"

By Louis Becke

C. Arthur Pearson Ltd.

1901

"THE GALLANT, GOOD RIOU"

This is a true story of one of Nelson's captains, he of whom Nelson wrote as "the gallant and good Riou" high meed of praise gloriously won at Copenhagen but Riou, eleven years before that day, performed a deed, now almost forgotten, which, for unselfish heroism, ranks among the brightest in our brilliant naval annals, and in the sea story of Australia in particular.

In September, 1789, t...

Ben Hadden or, Do Right Whatever Comes Of It

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Ben Hadden; or, Do Right, Whatever Comes Of It, by W.H.G. Kingston.

This small book, starts Ben off as the son of a fisherman on the east coast of England. The father is a pious Christian, and brings Ben up to be one too. Unfortunately various accidents befall the family, and they fall on hard times. Ben, in rescuing some children from a runaway horse, is injured, but is befriended by Lieutenant Charlton, who is able to arrange so that things go better for Ben's mother.

Ben and Charlton...

Marjorie at Seacote

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MARJORIE AT SEACOTE

by

CAROLYN WELLS

Author of the "Patty" Books

[Illustration: "MOST LIEGE MAJESTY," BEGAN KING, BOWING SO LOW THAT HIS SHOULDER CAPE FELL OFF. ( page 60 )]

Grosset & Dunlap Publishers New York Copyright, 1912, by Dodd, Mead and Company

BY THE SAME AUTHOR

PATTY SERIES

PATTY FAIRFIELD PATTY AT HOME PATTY IN THE CITY PATTY'S SUMMER DAYS PATTY IN PARIS PATTY'S FRIENDS PATTY'S PLEASURE TRIP PATTY'S SUCCESS PATTY'S MOTOR CAR

MARJORIE...

Cruise of the Esmeralda –by: Harry Collingwood

After his father died, Captain Saint Leger and his family are left destitute. However, the Saint Legers have a family secret: an ancestor is said to have buried a vast fortune in gold and jewels somewhere in the Eastern Seas. The catch: all directions are encrypted. Nevertheless, Captain Saint Leger decides to take a chance and sails east. A journey full of adventure begins, including pirates, storms and mutiny...

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The Cruise of the "Esmeralda", by Harry Collingwood.

This is a splendid book...

Blue Jackets The Log of the Teaser

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Blue Jackets; or, The Log of the Teaser, by George Manville Fenn.

Another very exciting nautical novel by this author, who is a master of suspense. HMS Teaser, a clipper gunboat, is patrolling the China Seas on the lookout for pirates. At the time of the story she has proceeded up the Nyho river, and is at anchor off the city of Nyho. The teller of the story is one of three young midshipmen, Nathaniel Herrick. A most important character is Ching, the Chinese interpreter, who would love t...

The Log of a Privateersman

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The Log of a Privateersman

By Harry Collingwood Another cleverly written and interesting book by this prolific author of books about the sea for teenage boys. The time of the story is the very beginning of the nineteenth century, at which time the British were at war with France. The task of a privateersman is to act as a licensed pirate, preying on enemy ships. The hero is very successful at all this, and eventually is offered a permanent commission in the Royal Navy. Makes a good...

The Pirate Slaver A Story of the West African Coast

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The Pirate Slaver, a Story of the West African Coast, by Harry Collingwood.

This is a very well written book, especially from the nautical point of view. It is written as by a midshipman in a British warship patrolling the west coast of Africa, especially the Congo area, to try to prevent the slave traders, especially the Portuguese, from succeeding in their efforts to get the poor captured Africans over the Atlantic to Cuba in the most miserable conditions.

But it doesn't work out a...

Boats of the Glen Carrig –by: William Hope Hodgson

Eighteenth-century sailors adrift in a lifeboat encounter strange lands and weird creatures in their search for home. A creepy tale of nautical adventure.

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THE BOATS OF THE 'GLEN CARRIG'

Being an account of their Adventures in the Strange places of the Earth, after the foundering of the good ship Glen Carrig through striking upon a hidden rock in the unknown seas to the Southward. As told by John Winterstraw, Gent., to his son James Winterstraw, in the year 1757, and by him committed very properly and legibly to manuscript.

By William Hope Hodgson

1907...

The Pearl of Orr s Island –by: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Go on a journey to the coast of Maine and immerse yourself in the picturesque community on Orr’s Island. See the raindrops glistening on the pine needles and hear the waves crashing on the rocks. This is a tale of romance, tragedy, crusty sea captains, an impetuous boy, a loving girl, complete with village gossips and twists in the plot.

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THE

PEARL OF ORR'S ISLAND

A Story of the Coast of Maine

BY

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE

BOSTON AND NEW YORK

HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY

The Riverside Press, Cambridge

1896

Copyright, 1862 and 1890,

BY HARRIET...

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