The Adventures Of Four Illustrious Persons; And A Romance. And A Romance

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byCharles Sayer

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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. 1815. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... found it to be an island inhabited by nothing but monsters and wild beasts; however, we cast anchor by the side of a great wood, and there, as it was getting dusk, resolved to wait till morning: and it was fortunate we did, for no sooner was it dark, than such a fearful howling and roaring arose, that not one of the men got a wink of sleep the whole night. However, as soon as it was day-light, the monsters who occasioned this noise retired to their dens, and every thing was quiet. The captain therefore 9ent his boat on shore, with twenty seamen, and: as many of the passengers who chose; and I must needs be of this number. Finding I was resolute, my father accompanied me; and having got on shore, we dispersed different ways; myself and my" father, three gentlemen, and two of the sailors, kept together. 1 was armed with a musket, small sword, a powder-horn, and some shot; and after wandering till noon, we sat down, and made a repast on some biscuit and cheese we had brought with us. We then began to hunt for provisions, and in pursuit of them straggled some distance from each other. I started a fine deer, and pursuing it with all my might and main, went out of both sight and hearing of my companions. At length I laid the deer dead; but on finding myself quite alone, began to utter bitter lamentations, and kept on calling out as loud as I could; but, alas! no one answered; and, faint with my exertions, I sunk down on the ground, and gave vent to my grief in tears. Thus I continued for near two hours, when, recollecting that this would do me no good, that it was past five o'clock, and that my best way would be to try and find some place of shelter before night came on, or that otherwise I should be devoured, I got up, took my gun in one hand and the deer in the othe...

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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. 1815. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... found it to be an island inhabited by nothing but monsters and wild beasts; however, we cast anchor by the side of a great wood, and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217999239

ISBN - 13:9780217999236

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