The Wayfaring Man; A Tale Of The Temple

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byGeorge Estes

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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. 1922. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. The Treasure Ship Notwithstanding the great destruction of fighting ships in the naval battle of the four nations, there were many captured vessels and much treasure to be divided between the Phoenician and Cretan victors. The royal galleon under command of Abdamon pulled out of range of battle as soon as he came into control of her, because she was not a fighting ship and could not assist in the battle but would be only a hindrance to her captors, the Cretans, as she would require convoys for her protection if she remained within the battle range. Besides, she was reputed laden with great wealth in precious stones and metals, fine weaves, and beautiful women for the court of the Pharaoh and this treasure could not be endangered by remaining in range of the battle. When King Minos placed Abdamon with a Cretan crew in command of the royal galleon the Egyptian sailors and fighting men on her were either slain or taken captive and removed to the Cretan warship, except the captain of the galleon who was made prisoner and kept on the royal galleon, as his knowledge of the ship and its precious cargo would be valuable to the captors. Abdamon, trained in the sea, quickly distributed his crew and gave sailing orders to lay to, out of danger, and await the result of the combat. Then he went below to see Baana, whom he placed in charge of the rowers as captain and, at Baana's suggestion, arranged to fill the place of Minos at once, whose oar was shorthanded in his absence. The Egyptian captain of the royal galleon had been put in chains when the ship was captured. He was now sent below and put in Minos's place on the rowers' platform and his ankle clasped and locked in the metal anklet chained to the ship. Thus, in a short space, was this commander lo...

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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. 1922. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. The Treasure Ship Notwithstanding the great destruction of fighting ships in the naval battle of the four nation...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217557252

ISBN - 13:9780217557252

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