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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his yards creaked round, and gathering way, he plunged upon the larboard
galley. " A dozen gold nobles to him who brings down the steersman !" shouted
Cary, who had his cue. And a flight of arrows from the forecastle rattled upon the
and in an instant a storm of bar and chain - shot , round and canister , swept the
proud Don from stem to stern , while through the white cloud of smoke the musket
- balls , and the still deadlier clothyard arrows , whistled and rushed upon their ...
And the two galleys converged rapidly , intending to strike him full , one on each
bow . They were within forty yards — another minute , and the shock would come
. The Englishman ' s helm went up , his yards creaked round , and gathering ...
his yards creaked round , and gathering way , he plunged upon the larboard
galley . “ A dozen gold nobles to him who brings down the steersman ! " shouted
Cary , who had his cue . And a flight of arrows from the forecastle rattled upon the
Serve the men out a horn of ale all round , steward , and all take your time . ...
English mastiffs , though , like those mastiffs , they waxed right mad before three
rounds were fired , and the white splinters ( sight beloved ) began to crackle and