Saint Augustine; A Story Of The Huguenots In America

Paperback | January 13, 2012

byJohn Roy Musick

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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. 1894. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. CONCLUSION. Time sped swiftly on. St. Augustine lay on the shore of the river where her great fort and bristling guns seemed defying the armies and navies of the world. It was about six o'clock in the evening. The heat of the day had gradually decreased and a light evening breeze arose, seeming like the respiration of nature on awaking from a burning siesta of the south. A small Spanish sloop, chaste and elegant in form, was gliding into the peaceful harbor. The motion resembled that of a swan with its wings opened toward the wind. By the skilful manoeuvring of the man at the helm it swept gracefully into the bay, leaving behind a glittering track. By degrees the sun disappeared behind its western horizon; but, as though to prove the truth of the fanciful ideas in heathen mythology, its indiscreet rays reappeared on the summit of each wave, seeming to show that the god of fire had enfolded himself in the bosom of Amphitrite, who in vain en deavored to hide her lover beneath her azure mantle. The little vessel moved rapidly on, though there did not seem to be sufficient wind to ruffle the curls on the head of a young girl. Standing in the bow was a tall man of dark complexion, whose dress and air indicated the Spanish sailor of the period. He observed with dilating eyes that they were approaching the dark mass, bristling with cannon, known as the Fort of St. Augustine. Sitting in the stern of the little vessel thus gliding toward the Spanish fort were Francisco Estevan and Hortense De Barre, peaceful and smiling as the skies above them and the gentle sea about them. All the storm clouds seemed to have rolled away from their horizon, and the sorrows of the past were but a dark background on which was to be painted the golden happiness of the future. Th...

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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. 1894. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX. CONCLUSION. Time sped swiftly on. St. Augustine lay on the shore of the river where her great fort and bristling guns see...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217043364

ISBN - 13:9780217043366

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