The young ship-builders of Elm Island by Elijah KelloggThe young ship-builders of Elm Island by Elijah Kellogg

The young ship-builders of Elm Island

byElijah Kellogg

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. CHARLIE EXPLORING THE COAST. Charlie rose early one morning, intending, as Ben had gone away and given him the day, to work on his boat; but the beauty of the morning was such, the wind and tide just right for a sail both ways along shore, that he felt a strong desire to go and enjoy the day on the water. "Go, Charlie," said his mother; " you work hard enough; you'll get the boat done long enough before Uncle Isaac wants her." He took his gun and luncheon, and started: he kept flint, steel, matches, and a horn of tinder in the locker of the boat, that he might kindle a fire whenever he wished. Hauling his sheets aft, he determined to run up the bay, in the middle, and then follow the shore along on his return, look into the coves and nooks, and when he saw a place that pleased him, land, as he had a very limited knowledge of the coast. "I won't fish any," said he; "for if I try to do everything in one day I shan't do anything. I'll have a look round, and if anything conies in my way, I'll shoot it." The wind was so that he could fetch both ways: he was closer hauled going than returning; but to offset this, it was now dead low water, and he would have the whole strength of the flood tide. The sky was clear, and there was-just breeze enough to carry three sails without cramping the boat or throwing any spray. Charlie stretched himself on his back, and taking the tiller over his shoulder, lazily watched the sails, occasionally casting a glance over the bow to direct his course, till, as the bay grew narrower, bringing the shores together, the beauty of the jutting points and coves, with their overhanging forests,--for as yet the axe had made but partial inroads upon the wilderness,--induced him to sit upright, and contemplate...
Title:The young ship-builders of Elm IslandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021740524X

ISBN - 13:9780217405249

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