Lem, A New England Village Boy; His Adventures And His Mishaps

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byNoah Brooks

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... HIS IMAGINARY ISLAND Hal's flight to sea left a great gap in Lem's life. He had never known how much he and Hal had been together and how much they were to each other, until they were separated. In those days, the mails were a long time going from one place to another. We have already seen how Fairport had one mail each day, coming by stage from Bangor, thirty miles away; and although the two towns were so near each other (only thirty miles apart) it took a whole day for a letter to get from one place to another. It would be at least three weeks before the ship Canova could get to New Orleans; and if Hal, or Uncle Eben, should write as soon as the ship arrived there, it would be two weeks more before that letter could reach Fairport. That would be a long time to wait to hear from the runaway boy. Lem longed to be with Hal on his venturesome voyage. He had read "Robinson Crusoe" and "The Swiss Family Robinson," and many other books that relate stories of adventure on desert islands, and in the distant seas of the globe, and he imagined many things that might happen to him and to Hal, if they were together on some of those far-off and romantic isles. While the 1 p that bore Hal southward was ploughing he down toward the Gulf of Mexico, Lem su 1 ;he map as he had never studied it before, . . <_g20_every20_day20_the20_spot20_where20_he20_thought20_the20_ship20_ought20_to20_be.20_if20_the20_canova20_were20_a20_steamship2c_20_making20_a20_certain20_number20_of20_miles20_every20_day2c_20_lem27_27_s20_notions20_would20_have20_been20_somewhere20_near20_right3b_20_but20_he20_forgot20_the20_contrary20_winds20_that20_might20_blow20_her20_off20_her20_course2c_20_and20_the20_calms20_that20_could20_delay20_her2c_20_so20_that20_she20_might20_not20_make20_more20_than20_a20_few20_miles20_in20_a20_day27_27_s20_sailing.20_so20_it20_happened20_that20_he20_pushed20_the20_ship20_along20_on20_the20_map20_much20_faster20_than20_she20_really20_sailed.20_22_who20_has20_been20_m... every="" day="" the="" spot="" where="" he="" thought="" ship="" ought="" to="" be.="" if="" canova="" were="" a="" _steamship2c_="" making="" certain="" number="" of="" miles="" _day2c_="" _lem27_27_s="" notions="" would="" have="" been="" somewhere="" near="" _right3b_="" but="" forgot="" contrary="" winds="" that="" might="" blow="" her="" off="" _course2c_="" and="" calms="" could="" delay="" _her2c_="" so="" she="" not="" make="" more="" than="" few="" in="" _day27_27_s="" sailing.="" it="" happened="" pushed="" along="" on="" map="" much="" faster="" really="" sailed.="" _22_who="" has="">

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... HIS IMAGINARY ISLAND Hal's flight to sea left a great gap in Lem's life. He had never known how much he and Hal had been tog...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217502385

ISBN - 13:9780217502382

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