Peter The Whaler; His Early Life, And Adventures In The Arctic Regions And Other Parts Of The World by William Henry Giles KingstonPeter The Whaler; His Early Life, And Adventures In The Arctic Regions And Other Parts Of The World by William Henry Giles Kingston

Peter The Whaler; His Early Life, And Adventures In The Arctic Regions And Other Parts Of The World

byWilliam Henry Giles Kingston

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...before attempting to eat some of the seal, for which indeed we had little fancy, we set to work to climb to one of the highest pinnacles of the berg. We found it impossible to reach the highest, but we got some way up; and not a sail was to be seen as far as the eye could reach on the part of the horizon visible to us. Our climb had shown us, however, a considerable portion of the lower part of the berg, and we observed several things lying about, evidently cast there by the waves. We immediately descended to secure them. There was a hen-coop with some chickens in it; and though they were drowned, they were very acceptable; there were two boarding-pikes, a boatsail, and several spars and bits of rope, which had been lying in the boats or on the booms. These were all treasures, and collecting them, we carried them up to our ledge. There were also fragments of wood and chips washed from the cook's galley, and bits of a quarter-boat which had gone to pieces villi the first sea. These latter we dred in the sun, and afterwards kindled with them a small fire, over which we cooked two of our fowls, and dried the seal's flesh for future use. We without difficulty eat the fowls, but had not yet got up an appetite for seal-flesh. "We might be worse off, there's no doubt about it." observed Terence; "and it strikes me, Andrew, that what with the hen-coop and the spars, we might build a sort of a raft which would keep us a float a short time, should the berg take to making a somerset." "I was thinking of the same thing," was Andrew's reply. "They will form but a small raft; but if the berg drives anywhere near the shore, it will, at least, enable us to reach it. The sooner we set about making it the better, ft will keep us off the cold ice in the...
Title:Peter The Whaler; His Early Life, And Adventures In The Arctic Regions And Other Parts Of The WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217271383

ISBN - 13:9780217271387

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