By W.W. JACOBS
"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
"THE GALLANT, GOOD RIOU", and JACK RENTON
From "The Tapu Of Banderah and Other Stories"
By Louis Becke
C. Arthur Pearson Ltd.
"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, 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
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 AT HOME
PATTY IN THE CITY
PATTY'S SUMMER DAYS
PATTY IN PARIS
PATTY'S PLEASURE TRIP
PATTY'S MOTOR CAR
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...
The Cruise of the "Esmeralda", by Harry Collingwood.
This is a splendid book...
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
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, by Harry
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...
Eighteenth-century sailors adrift in a lifeboat encounter strange lands and weird creatures in their search for home. A creepy tale of nautical adventure.
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
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.
PEARL OF ORR'S ISLAND
A Story of the Coast of Maine
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
BOSTON AND NEW YORK
HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY
The Riverside Press, Cambridge
Copyright, 1862 and 1890,