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    Randall Parrish (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII IN WHICH WE ATTAIN 66°: 17' SOUTH WHEN morning arrived the Sea Queen was plunging through an angry sea, in the midst of a raging snow-storm which effectually concealed all our immediate surroundings. With vivid remembrance of those vast ice-fields lying off our starboard quarter, and the certainty that numerous bergs were drifting not far ahead, we were compelled to slow down our engines, feeling a way cautiously through the white fog. Yet the prevailing wind continued to blow from the northwest, holding fairly steady, thus insuring practically clear water, and inviting us to press on. The men of my watch appeared restless, gathering in little groups out of the bite of the storm, vehemently discussing among themselves some matter of controversy. Beyond doubt the disturbing subject was the reappearance of the ghost, but none among them ventured to approach me regarding the matter, and I was careful to keep them busily employed about the deck and separated as far as possible. This was not difficult, as there was plenty of work to do. The ice-cakes buffeting our bows, and scraping along the sides, were a constant menace, requiring men to fend them off so as to keep rudder and screw uninjured: the mainsail had broken loose from its gaskets, and, frozen stiff as the heavy canvas was, proved difficult to secure: while the ice on our forward deck had accumulated to such a thickness as to be weighting us down by the head, and had to be chopped loose and flung overboard in great blocks. I called Sanchez away from the cook's galley, much to the disgust of that latter worthy, and sent him below to relieve McKnight, confident that the Chilean would have, from his naval training, some considerable knowledge of the engine-room. Though the fellow had a hunted ...
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  • PDF | 90 pages
  • Randall Parrish (Author)
  • General Books LLC (11 Jan. 2012)
  • English
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  • Science Fiction Fantasy

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