The Novels And Tales Of Robert Louis Stevenson (volume 11)

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byRobert Louis Stevenson

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V THE CARGO OF CHAMPAGNE The ship's head was laid to clear Eimeo to the north, and the captain sat down in the cabin with a chart, a ruler, and an epitome. "East a half no'the," said he, raising his face from his labours. "Mr. Hay, you'll have to watch her dead reckoning. I want every yard she makes on every hair's breadth of a course. I'm going to knock a hole right straight through the Paumotus, and that's always a near touch. Now, if this southeast trade ever blew out of the southeast, which it don't, we might hope to lie within half a point of our course. Say we lie within a point of it. That'll just about weather Fakarava. Yes, sir, that's what we've got to do, if we tack for it. Brings us through this slush of little islands in the cleanest place; see?" And he showed where his ruler intersected the wide-lying labyrinth of the Dangerous Archipelago. ' I wish it was night, and I could put her about right now; we're losing time and easting. Well, we'll do our best. And if we don't fetch Peru, we'll bring up to Ecuador. Al l one, I guess. Depreciated dollars down, and no questions asked. A remarkable fine institootion, the South American don." Tahiti was already some way astern, the Diadem rising from among broken mountains; Eimeo was already close aboard, and stood black and strange against the golden splendour of the west, when the captain took his departure from the two islands, and the patent log was set. Some twenty minutes later, Sally Day, who was continually leaving the wheel to peer in at the cabin clock, announced in a shrill cry "Fo' Bell," and the cook was to be seen carrying the soup into the cabin. "I guess I'll sit down and have a pick with you," said Davis to Herrick. "By the time I've done, it 'II be dark, and we'll clap the hooker on the wind for South Am...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V THE CARGO OF CHAMPAGNE The ship's head was laid to clear Eimeo to the north, and the captain sat down in the cabin with a chart, a ruler, and an...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217394531

ISBN - 13:9780217394536

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