The Count of Monte Cristo (Illustrated) by Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo (Illustrated)

byAlexandre Dumas

Kobo ebook | February 18, 2016

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$1.26

Available for download

Not available in stores

about

On the 24th of February, 1815, the look-out at Notre-Dame de la Garde signalled the three-master, the Pharaon from Smyrna, Trieste, and Naples.
As usual, a pilot put off immediately, and rounding the Chateau d'If, got on board the vessel between Cape Morgion and Rion island.
Immediately, and according to custom, the ramparts of Fort Saint-Jean were covered with spectators; it is always an event at Marseilles for a ship to come into port, especially when this ship, like the Pharaon, has been built, rigged, and laden at the old Phocee docks, and belongs to an owner of the city.
The ship drew on and had safely passed the strait, which some volcanic shock has made between the Calasareigne and Jaros islands; had doubled Pomegue, and approached the harbor under topsails, jib, and spanker, but so slowly and sedately that the idlers, with that instinct which is the forerunner of evil, asked one another what misfortune could have happened on board. However, those experienced in navigation saw plainly that if any accident had occurred, it was not to the vessel herself, for she bore down with all the evidence of being skilfully handled, the anchor a-cockbill, the jib-boom guys already eased off, and standing by the side of the pilot, who was steering the Pharaon towards the narrow entrance of the inner port, was a young man, who, with activity and vigilant eye, watched every motion of the ship, and repeated each direction of the pilot.

Details & Specs

Title:The Count of Monte Cristo (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 18, 2016Publisher:@AnnieRoseBooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN:9990051448450

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Count of Monte Cristo (Illustrated)

Reviews