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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Behind this long snout , a strong square forecastle was crammed with sol . diers ,
and the muzzles of cannon grinned out through port - holes , not only in the sides
of the forecastle , but forward in the line of the galley ' s course , thus enabling ...
So on they went , keeping a southeast course , and at last an opening in the
mangrove belt was hailed with a cheer from the older hands , though the majority
shrugged their shoulders , as men going open - eyed to destruction . Of the
The ship continued to hold her course good ; and we were within half a mile of
the point , and fully expected to weather it , when again the wet and heavy sails
flapped in the wind , and the ship broke off two points as before . The officers and
I thought at the time that the ship , relieved of her courses , and again lifting over
the waves , was not a bad similitude of the relief felt by us all at that moment ; and
, like her , we trembled as we panted with the sudden reaction , and felt the ...
Sergeant Armstrong ” - to a marine , who was standing close by him in the waist -
“ get a musket and fire over him . ” It was done , and the ship immediately bore up
on her course again ; we now ranged alongside of him on his larboard quarter .