Adrift With A Vengeance; A Tale Of Love And Adventure

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byKinahan Cornwallis

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1870 Excerpt: ... windings through the tall narrow house, that the wind was choked in its struggle to penetrate it, and only succeeded in sweeping down the soot. Thus passed the night, which brought morning and misery to me. CHAPTER VIII. A HABD BOAD TO TBAVEL. Daybreak cast its sickly light, and revealed the cold gray sky, with dark clouds hurrying over the stormy scene; while slatea and chimney-pots, dislodged from many a roof, lay in fragments about the streets. The river Mersey was swollen and troubled, and shrill was the voice of the gale as it sang through the naked rigging of the ships at anchor. Hungry and penniless, I went out upon the tide of life. I was disheartened, objectless, forlorn; and my previous fortitude seemed to have deserted me. What charm had the world for me?--I asked myself. Civilization had conferred no boon upon me, and fortune had persecuted me from my birth. I wept over my own utter desolation, and wished that I had been born a savage, or died in my cradle. Gravely reflecting, with Famine gnawing at my vitals, and my heart aching with grief, I walked through the here busy and there tranquil streets of the great seaport of England, till I was weary and foot-sore. Ah! well I remember that bitter sense of despondency, which, young as I was, stole over me in that foreign land, as the day advanced. Evening began to drape the town with shadows, and crowds of men engaged in commerce moved homewards--many towards the piers and landing-stage to catch the next steamer for Birkenhead, Woodside, New Brighton or Seacombe, on the opposite and Cheshire side of the river, where steamers were crossing and re-crossing like arrows darting from both sides of the Mersey. The landing-stage, which swung below St. George's pier-head--like a floating battery seen throug...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1870 Excerpt: ... windings through the tall narrow house, that the wind was choked in its struggle to penetrate it, and only succeeded in sweeping...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217165672

ISBN - 13:9780217165679

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