The Young Man-of-war's Man: A Boy's Voyage Round the World

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W.P. Nimmo, 1866 - 216 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 136 - July, our consort vessel returned from Shanghai, with the commodore, who brought with him an official report of the declaration of war between the United States and Mexico, news which we had been for some time expecting. We immediately proceeded to sea, bound for Japan, our commodore having been intrusted by government with the delivery of a letter from the President of the United States to the Emperor of Japan, expressing a desire to open negotiations for a treaty of trade. Fourteen days...
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Σελίδα 101 - ... cool. The breeze, soft even in its strength, became harsh, and howled strangely through the rigging— foreboding a storm, the old tars said. The clouds, which rolled over in vast snow-white masses, not dense enough to conceal the bright constellations of the south, grew darker and more lowering. The Atlantic assumed a longer and more powerful roll, as though gathering strength for the approaching conflict with the vast waves of the Indian Ocean. The flying-fish, the albicore, and bonita, and...
Σελίδα 101 - Even now, however, the vessel shipped no regular seas, washing everything fore and aft, as would be the case with a smaller vessel under such circumstances ; but once in a while, a great monster wave would lift its head against our side, and bursting as it reached our upper ports, send a little deluge across the deck, to run out to leeward.

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