Round Cape Horn; Voyage Of The Passenger-ship James W. Paige, From Maine To California In The Year…

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byJoseph Lamson

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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. 1878. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. A Mistake Discovered and Corrected--111 Health -- Scenery of the Coast and Harbor of Rio Janeiro --We cast Anchor -- Going Ashore -- Rambles in the City -- Fountains -- Markets -- Parrots--Hammer-headed Sharks -- MonkeysSlaves--Tropical Trees -- Visit to a Hotel -- English Gentlemen -- Public Gardens. ^ NE o'clock P. M. We had just settled down into a sullen resignation to our fate, and some of the passengers had been trying to amuse themselves by making unsuccessful shots at the large sea birds that were flying around us, when a discovery was made which caused great excitement among us, and raised our spirits to a high degree. We had floated along several hours at a short distance from the coast, when one of the passengers who had been in Rio saw that we were now off the entrance to the harbor, and that the captain was wrong in the morning. Captain J., who was in his berth, was called immediately, and acknowledged his mistake. He then engaged again to go in on the conditions previously stipulated. So the ship is turned towards the harbor, where we shall probably arrive in the evening. The money has been collected and paid over. I cannot, however, but feel very anxious as to the event. My health has been seriously declining for several weeks, and my fellow-passengers have more than once discussed the probability of my becoming food for the fishes before the ship arrives at the end of her long voyage. I feel that I must have a short respite on shore or die. But I will not croak about it. We shall know the worst to-morrow. Let me go out and enjoy the splendid scenery that lies before us. And such scenery! I am gazing upon it with sensations as indescribable as the scenery itself. Never before have I so felt the utter impotency of language. I might say...

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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. 1878. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. A Mistake Discovered and Corrected--111 Health -- Scenery of the Coast and Harbor of Rio Janeiro --We cast Anchor -- Goi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217545521

ISBN - 13:9780217545525

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