Four for a fortune; a tale

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byAlbert Lee

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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. 1898. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI AN UNEXPECTED OUTBREAK The next morning we slept late--that is, late for seafarers--for when I awoke it was half-past seven. McLeod had gone on deck long before. I aroused Thatcher, and as we dressed we could tell from the lazy motion of the schooner and by the groaning and creaking of the booms that the Merry Madge was becalmed. Above we found the captain smoking his pipe and saying things that would not look well in print, and he pointed northward to a heavy bank of dull gray clouds flush with the ocean. "Fog?" said I, for the atmosphere even then was thick and chilly. "Yes," growled McLeod, "and in an hour we'll be packed in it like in cotton." We took our breakfast in the galley with Chiffard, who was whistling jovially over his pots and kettles and forever joking about the condescension it was on his part--a millionaire--to play sea-cook. But he played his part well, and McLeod used to mourn the coming loss of so good a hand at making coffee. By the time we had finished our scant meal the fog was upon us, and in less than an hour every rope of the rigging was dripping dismally. Thatcher and I had smoked our pipes and were back again in the cabin lounging on the spare bunks, with our feet cocked up on the piles of bullion, discussing the port we had better make for as soon as the wind favored, when we heard heavy foot-falls on the steps, and Carquemort stalked into the cabin. "Hallo!" exclaimed Thatcher. "How did you get down here? Where's the captain?" "The devil take the captain!" retorted Carquemort, sullenly. "I guess I'm as good as he. Do you know I'm getting tired of this dog business? I've got just as much right in this cabin as you have! That money 's as much mine as yours. Where's the chest?" "See here, Carquemort," said Thatcher,...

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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. 1898. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI AN UNEXPECTED OUTBREAK The next morning we slept late--that is, late for seafarers--for when I awoke it was half-p...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217214932

ISBN - 13:9780217214933

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