Helen Cameron; From Grub To Butterfly, By The Author Of 'mary Stanley': from grub to butterfly, by…

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...heart. This time he fairly burst into tears. The last sad farewell words were spoken; and Captain Hawkins politely bowed Mr. Cameron into his boat. Keturning to the deck, the captain walked up to a rough, thickset, jolly, sailor-like man, whose nose, in its goodly proportions and its flaming hue, loudly proclaimed that " grog was king," and gave his final instructions for sailing. '-Won't you wait for that ere prince?" asked the sailor in a deep husky voice. His name was Joey Willing; and he was first mate of the Boreas. " me if I do! " answered Captain Hawkins; " it is long past the hour; and I will wait for no man, prince or no prince--unless he fees me for doing it." " And he hevn't? " "Not a stiver!" " Still a few minits " " I tell you, I am not going to lose this breeze for the greatest prince in Europe." " I am willing." Joey Willing was fond of this small pun. Indeed, it was the most favourable wind they could have had. The captain being firm in his resolve, in a few minutes they were moving out of the harbour. Helen was sitting on deck with Miss Meldrum. There was a stiff breeze, which, while it pleasantly fanned her flushed cheeks, made the water particularly unpleasant and rough. No sooner had the ship reached the open roadstead, than it began to pitch and roll in a way which gave Miss Meldrum a slight foretaste of those horrors which she had resolved to brave for another sight of dear old England. They had not gone far before they heard loud shouts from behind. A large boat, filled with men, was following in their wake. The rowers were tugging at their oars with might and main, clearly resolved to overtake the ship. They were still too far off to be recognised: but the captain evidently knew them; for he at once stopped the progress of...

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...heart. This time he fairly burst into tears. The last sad farewell words were spoken; and Captain Hawkins politely bowe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217481795

ISBN - 13:9780217481793

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