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. ...
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Five minutes' hard cutting, hand to hand, and the poop was clear. The soldiers in
the forecastle had been able to give them no assistance, open as they lay to the
arrows and musketry from the Rose's lofty stern. Amyas rushed along the central
Clear away , lads , and see the glory of the Lord this day . " “ Amen ! " cried Cary ;
and the ship was kept still closer to the wind . Amyas had revived at the sight of
battle . He no longer felt his wounds or his great sorrow as he bustled about the ...
Five minutes ' hard cutting , hand to hand , and the poop was clear . The soldiers
in the forecastle had been able to give them no assistance , open as they lay to
the arrows and musketry from the Rose ' s lofty stern . Amyas rushed along the ...
The last volley had swept the deck clear ; one by one had dropped below to
escape that fiery shower : and alone at the helm , grinding his teeth with rage , his
mustachios curling up to his very eyes , stood the Spanish captain . Now was the
I could have taken my Bible oath that we were clear of everything , if the wind
held . ” “ See what the distance is , O ' Brien , ” said Robinson . It was measured ,
and proved to be thirteen miles . “ Only thirteen miles ; and if we do weather , we