Arthur O'leary; His Wanderings And Ponderings In Many Lands

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byCharles James Lever

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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. 1899. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. The Smuggleb's Stoey (concluded). "Life had presented too many vicissitudes before me to make much difference in my temperament, whatever came uppermost. Like the gambler, who if he lose to-day goes off consoling himself that he may be a winner to-morrow, I had learned never to feel very acutely any misfortune, provided only that I could see some prospect of its not being permanent; and how many are there who go through the world in this fashion, getting the credit all the while of being such true philosophers, so much elevated above the chances and changes of fortune, and who, after all, only apply to the game of life the same rule of action they practise at the rouge et noir table! "The worthy folks among whom my lot was now cast were a tribe of red men called the Gaspe" Indians, who among other pastimes peculiar to themselves followed the respectable and ancient trade of wreckers, in which occupation the months of October and November usually supplied them with as much as they could do; after that, the ice closed in on the bay, and no vessel could pass up or down the St. Lawrence before the following spring. "It was for some time to me a puzzle how people so completely barbarous as they were possessed such comfortable and well-appointed dwellings; for not only had they log-huts well jointed and carefully put together, but many of the comforts of civilized life were to be seen in the internal decorations. The reason for this I at length learned from the chief, in whose house I dwelt, and with whom I had already succeeded in establishing a sworn friendship. "About fifteen years previous, this bay was selected by a party of emigrants as the locale of a settlement. They had been wrecked on the island of Anticosti themselves, and made their es...

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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. 1899. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. The Smuggleb's Stoey (concluded). "Life had presented too many vicissitudes before me to make much difference in...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:172 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.37 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217724906

ISBN - 13:9780217724906

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