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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... mast forward as soon as possible . They answered only by growls ; and at last
broke into open reproaches . Even Will Cary ' s volatile nature , which had kept
him up during the fight gave way , when Yeo and the carpenter came aft , and
And setting to work himself , he was soon followed by one and another , till order
and work went on well enough . " And where are we going , when the mast ' s up
? " shouted some saucy hand from behind . " Where you daren ' t follow us ...
... the beach even at that time was so great , that they were certain to go to pieces
before they could be got afloat again . We were obliged to double - reef the
topsails as soon as we hauled to the wind , and the weather looked very
I soon found out that the object of my superior officer was to gain information
amongst the crimp shops , where ten men who had run from one of the West
Indiamen , waiting at Cove for convoy , were stowed away , but I was not let
further into ...
I entered the house , after having agreed to rejoin my superior officer so soon as I
considered I had obtained my object . I rapped at the inner door , in which there
was a small unglazed aperture cut , about four inches square ; and I now , for the