The Novels And Miscellaneous Works Of Daniel De Foe (volume 1)

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byDaniel Defoe

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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.1840 Excerpt: ... CHAP. XVII. The ship makes signals for her boat--on receiving no answer, she sends another boat on shore--methods by which we secure this boat's crew, and recover the ship. While we were thus preparing our designs, and had first by main strength heaved the boat up upon the beach, so high that the tide would not float her off at high water mark; and, besides, had broken a hole in her bottom too big to be quickly stopped, and were sat down musing what we should do; we heard the ship fire a gun, and saw her make a waft with her ancient, as a signal for the boat to come on board; but no boat stirred; and they fired several times, making other signals for the boat. At last, when all their signals and firings proved fruitless, and they found the boat did not stir, we saw them (by the help of our glasses) hoist another boat out, and row towards the shore; and we found, as they approached, that there were no less than ten men in her, and that they had fire-arms with them. As the ship lay almost two leagues from the shore, we had a full view of them as they came, and a plain sight of the men, even of their faces; because the tide having set them a little to the east of the other boat, they rowed up under shore, to come to the same place where the other had landed, and where the boat lay. By this means, I say, we had a full view of them, and the captain knew the persons and characters of all the men in the boat; of whom he said that there were three very honest fellows who he was sure were led into this conspiracy by the rest, being overpowered and frighted: but that for the boatswain, who, it seems,' was the chief officer among them, and all the rest, they were as outrageous as any of the ship's crew; and were, no doubt, made desperate in their new enterprise; and t...

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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.1840 Excerpt: ... CHAP. XVII. The ship makes signals for her boat--on receiving no answer, she sends another boat on shore--methods by which we se...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217360777

ISBN - 13:9780217360777

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