The Making Of Zimri Bunker; A Story Of Nantucket In The Early Days

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byWilliam Joseph Long

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. THE SPY. We left the schooner at anchor off 'Sconset Bank, after sending her wounded prisoners to town. All day the dead calm continued. The schooner lay with drooping sails, swinging idly with the tides. At sundown a breeze rippled the water, and the eager crew sprang to the capstan. The rapid clink of the pawls wafted a cheery good-by to the fishermen pulling shoreward after the day's fishing. It was nearly dark when the schooner drifted by Sankotty Head. From the foot of the bluff an old dory was seen pulling rapidly out, so as to intercept her. A sailor caught the line that was thrown deftly up. Almost before it was made fast, Zimri climbed over the rail. "Welcome, lad," said Captain Ordway, heartily. "Have you come to join us for good? We've a good berth waiting for a boy about your size." Zimri fumbled his old hat awkwardly. He wondered if the captain were fooling him. But he had come aboard with a purpose, after much inward debate. A kind twinkle in the captain's eye reassured him. "Can I speak with you a minute, cap'n,--private?" he said, with a desperate effort. For Zimri lived in a world apart from such men as Captain Ordway. It was the captain's place to wonder now. But he only said, "Certainly, lad. Come aft, here," and led the way to the cabin. Zimri's tongue was loosened a bit when the sailors were not listening. "There's a big ship expected," he said, abruptly. "The Lydia's comin' home with two thousand barrels of oil. She's the on'y one Tristum Gardner's got left, and I promised Lois I'd save her if I could. That's what the Britishers are watchin' the bar for, to catch the ships. Everybody is most a-starvin', 'cause they ain't no oil no more, an' no ships. An' the Britishers won't let any boats bring provisions. You licked them...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. THE SPY. We left the schooner at anchor off 'Sconset Bank, after sending her wounded prisoners to town. All day th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217091199

ISBN - 13:9780217091190

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