Captain Protheroe's Fortune; A Story Of The Sea As Told To The Author By George Henry Grummet, Mate…

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byOswald Kendall

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV A CERTAIN peace had descended upon us that was very welcome after the acute anxiety of the previous days. The matter was settled for good or evil, and the Twin Brothers, rusty and weather-stained, with her long adventurous career behind her, was now but a minute particle of that vast field of ice. Since she afforded us the only shelter, and in such a climate some shelter is an absolute necessity, we must stay by the steamer as long as we could, and so we, in our turn, also became part of that world of ice. A great stillness had come with the closing of the ice, a stillness only broken by the piping of the wind in the rigging of the Twin Brothers, and with the great stillness came a greater loneliness. It was like the end of man's tenancy of the earth, as though we three had been carried into the remote and terrible future in H. G. Well's Time Machine and had arrived at a period when the earth had cooled and, covered with ice, continued to spin through unfathomable space for all eternity, a dead, used-up world. Both to Wilfred and myself this experience was new, and I, for one, shall never forget it. I was well used to Nature in her biggest moods, and to the busy, empty vastness of the sea; but here was something different, and so insistent was the impression, so remote and spacious, mysterious and cold, that I could well imagine a man alone going stark, staring mad after a few days. For the ice stretched away east and west and north of us, to the horizon and beyond, and the imagination grew weary tracing that limitless expanse. To the southward, nine miles (about) away, there still remained a rim of open sea, and to this we cast our eyes as though it had been a promised land. Now neither seas nor wind could touch us; we were like a toy boat nailed to...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1913. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV A CERTAIN peace had descended upon us that was very welcome after the acute anxiety of the previous days. The matter was ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217312721

ISBN - 13:9780217312721

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