Great Sea Stories
...It is one of the curiosities of literature, a fact that old Isaac Disraeli might have delighted to linger over, that there have been no collectors of sea-tales; that no man has ever, as in the present instance, dwelt upon the topic with the purpose of gathering some of the best work into a single volume. And yet men have written of the sea since 2500 B.C. when an unknown author set down on papyrus his account of a struggle with a sea-serpent. This account, now in the British Museum, is the first sea-story on record. Our modern sea-stories begin properly with the chronicles of the early navigators-in many of which there is an unconscious art that none of our modern masters of fiction has greatly surpassed. ...
Resultater 1-5 af 100
Of the mouth they sent in Drew and Cary with a boat , and watched anxiously for
an hour . The boat returned with a good report of two fathoms of water over the
bar , impenetrable forests for two miles up , the river sixty yards broad , and no
... lounging in the slime lifted their horny eyelids lazily , and leered upon him as
he passed with stupid savageness . Lines of tall herons stood dimly in the
growing gloom , like white fantastic ghosts , watching the passage of the doomed
It was blowing hard as we stood in for the Old Head of Kinsale - pilot boat
breasting the foaming surge like a sea gull - Carrol Cove in her tiny mainsail -
pilot jumped into the main channel — bottle of rum swung by the lead line into the
I could hear Mr . Treenail rumbling and stumbling in his stateroom , as he
accoutred himself in a jacket similar to those of the armed boat ' s crew whom I
had passed , and presently he stepped into the gunroom , armed also with
cutlass and ...
We bound eight of them , thrusting a stretcher across their backs , under their
arms , and lashing the fins to the same by good stout lanyards , we were
proceeding to stump our prisoners off to the boat , when , with the innate deviltry
that I have ...