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The Spanish Main: Or Thirty Days on the Caribbean (Classic Reprint)
by:Edward T. Hall
Voyage to the Spanish Main. I WAS born in the City of New York, and spent nearly the whole of the early part of my life in that greatmetropolis. In my school-boy days it was my infinite delight to roam and linger along the docks and watch the stately ships asthey came and went, or as they lay at their piers discharging or taking in cargo. As I gazed at...
Voyage to the Spanish Main. I WAS born in the City of New York, and spent nearly the whole of the early part of my life in that greatmetropolis. In my school-boy days it was my infinite delight to roam and linger along the docks and watch the stately ships asthey came and went, or as they lay at their piers discharging or taking in cargo. As I gazed at the tapering masts and spars and saw the sailors running up and down the shrouds and ratlins like squirrels, or clinging to the cross-yards like spiders on a wall, I wished that I could be a sailor. But as I grew older, and by education came to know the hardships and privations of a sailors life as well as its perils, and more especially as I reflected upon his necessitated seclusion from the society of those he dearly loves, and which tends so much toward making up the sum of human happiness, I was easily persuaded to relinquish the desire to adopt a seafaring life. But my love for the ocean and my longings to visit foreign shores grew no less as the years sped on. I fed my passion on the entrancing sea novels of Cooper and Maryatt. Like as Claude Melnotte said to his Pauline, We ll read.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at www.forgottenbooks.org
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