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G.P. Putnam, 1858 - 276 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 181 - To conceive the horror of my sensations is, I presume, utterly impossible; yet a curiosity to penetrate the mysteries of these awful regions, predominates even over my despair, and will reconcile me to the most hideous aspect of death. It is evident that we are hurrying onward to some exciting knowledge— some never-to-be-imparted secret, whose attainment is destruction.
Σελίδα 11 - Do you call it doin' no good to go fasther nor ships ivir wint before ?" " Pooh ; sure Solomon, queen o' Sheba, said there was time enough for all things." "Thrue for you," said O'Sullivan, '•'•fair and aisy goes far in a day, is a good ould sayin'.
Σελίδα 18 - Accordingly the boat was laden and all got in readiness for putting to sea, and nothing was now wanting but Barny's orders to haul up the gaff and shake out the jib of his hooker. But this order Barny refrained to give, and for the first time in his life exhibited a disinclination to leave the shore.
Σελίδα 15 - O'Sullivan. No sooner was the thought engendered, than Barny sprang to his feet a new man ; his eye brightened, his step became once more elastic, — he walked erect, and felt himself to be all over Barny O'Reirdon once more.
Σελίδα 22 - His companions, too, began to question Barny on the subject, but to their queries he presented an impenetrable front of composure, and said, "it was always the best plan to keep a good bowld offin'." In two days more, however, the weather began to be sensibly warmer, and Barny and his companions remarked that it was "goin...
Σελίδα 48 - ... his charge, and what was still more extraordinary, he made the American believe he was absolutely the most skilful pilot on the station. So Barny pocketed his pilot's fee, swore the Yankee was a gentleman, for which the republican did not thank him, wished him...
Σελίδα 40 - A-hoy there!" shouted a voice from the brig, " put down your helm, or you'll be aboard of us. I say, let go your jib and foresheet — what are you about, you lubbers?" 'Twas true that the brig lay so fair in Barny's course, that he would have been aboard, but that instantly the manoeuvre above alluded to was put in practice on board the hooker, as she swept to destruction towards the heavy hull of the brig, and she luffed up into the wind along side her. A very pale and somewhat emaciated face appeared...
Σελίδα 9 - ... puts us beyant ourselves sometimes," said Barny, rather contemptuously. "Throth I nivir bragged out o' myself yit, and it's what I say, that a man that's only fishin' aff the land all his life has no business to compare in the regard o' thracthericks wid a man that has sailed to Fingal." This silenced any further argument on Barny's part. Where Fingal lay was all Greek to him; but, unwilling to admit his ignorance, he covered his retreat with the usual address of his countrymen, and turned the...

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