The Merchantman and the Pirate by Charles Reade

The Merchantman and the Pirate

byCharles Reade

Kobo ebook | October 19, 2015

Pricing and Purchase Info

$1.99

Prices and offers may vary in store

Available for download

Not available in stores

about

Ships at anchor reared their tall masts, here and there; and the broad stream was enlivened and colored by junks and boats of all sizes and vivid hues, propelled on the screw principle by a great scull at the stern, with projecting handles for the crew to work; and at times a gorgeous mandarin boat, with two great glaring eyes set in the bows, came flying, rowed with forty paddles by an armed crew, whose shields hung on the gunwale and flashed fire in the sunbeams; the mandarin, in conical and buttoned hat, sitting on the top of his cabin calmly smoking Paradise, alias opium, while his gong boomed and his boat flew fourteen miles an hour, and all things scuttled out of his celestial way. And there, looking majestically down on all these water ants, the huge Agra, cynosure of so many loving eyes and loving hearts in England, lay at her moorings; homeward bound.

Title:The Merchantman and the PirateFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 19, 2015Publisher:Start Publishing LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:168146425X

ISBN - 13:9781681464251

Reviews