c Q", Or, in the Wireless House (1912)

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byArthur Cheney Train

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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.1912 Excerpt: ... XIX IN WHICH THE RAT-FACED PURSER, SOME OTHERS, AND PERHAPS THE READER, RECEIVE A JOLT THE great ship steamed up the channel, swung round the Battery and into the North River amid a throng of shrieking tugs and ferry-boats. The marble turrets of the lower island rose against the blue like the dream towers of Maxfield Parrish's imagination in his picture of the " Dinky Bird." In an ocean, 'way out yonder (As all sapient people know), Is the land of Wonder-Wander, Whither children love to go. Nearer the river the vision lost its romance, even if it retained its inspiration, and huge signs emphasizing the admirable qualities of pickles, pattern concerns, and stove polish reared their gigantic frames skyward. Across on the New Jersey side the congestion was as great, but of a somewhat lower order, and more smoky. The glittering surface of the river was covered with swiftly moving boats and launches which projected themselves in all directions with the velocity and manner of water beetles on a mud pond. The air was charged with a deep uproar in which mingled the whistles of factories, locomotive engines, freighters and ocean liners, their tones rising from the deep diapason of the leviathan to the shrill scream of the motor boat. Even half a mile from shore the air was electric with the thrill and bustle of lower Broadway. The island irradiated good nature. The whole ship's company experienced an elevation of spirit. Tongues carefully restrained for fear of encouraging undesirable acquaintanceships were loosened to chatter recklessly with persons whose only claim to recognition was that they had been upon the same boat for fourteen days. The little hunchback was hobbling around everywhere, thanking people for having been so kind to him. First and second cabin al...

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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.1912 Excerpt: ... XIX IN WHICH THE RAT-FACED PURSER, SOME OTHERS, AND PERHAPS THE READER, RECEIVE A JOLT THE great ship steamed up the channel, sw...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217658245

ISBN - 13:9780217658249

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