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Afloat and ashore

James Fenimore Cooper

Afloat and ashore

a sea tale.

by James Fenimore Cooper

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Published by Routledge in London .
Written in English


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A man is never anxious to make the acquaintance of parents who are afraid to own him. I had sufficient perception, however, to see, as I was assisted on board by Mr. I have my own fowling-piece, and you will leave me a musket, or two, with some ammunition. You will probably report the island when you get home, and that will induce some vessel, which may be passing near, to look for me, so I shall hear of you all, every four or five years.

This will be America, having been discovered by Americans, and in their possession. One peculiar charm was common to both; and it is a charm, though the strongest instance I ever saw of it in my life, was in Italy, that may be said to belong, almost exclusively, to the Anglo-Saxon race: I mean that expression of the countenance which so eminently betokens feminine purity and feminine tenderness united; the look which artists love to impart to the faces of angels. In London, I had regarded her as an agreeable acquaintance, with just as much of the colouring of romance and of the sentimental about our intercourse, as is common with youths of nineteen and girls a little younger; but as nothing more. Can it be possible, whispered conceit--and what very young man is entirely free from it--can it be possible, she is now thinking how happy a woman Mrs.

Ay, that would be a very different matter. A large ship had suddenly hove up out of the morning's mist, within a mile of us, and I thought, at first, we had got under the guns of a Spanish man-of-war. On turning out next morning, I found the vessel in Newburgh Bay, with a fair wind. During the brief moments, and they were but mere particles of time, if one can use such an expression, in which my senses could catch anything beyond the horrid scene in which I was so closely engaged, I had heard shrill screams from the lungs of Chloe; but Lucy's voice had not mingled in the outcry


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Afloat and ashore book

They also benefit from his many years of sailing with his wife, Mary, who shares his nautical passion. Time and the seasons could alone have produced any sensible alteration. As soon as the strangers saw the American ensign, they expressed a wish to communicate with us; and, unwilling to let them come on board us, I volunteered a visit to the Spanish captain.

Hardinge, Rupert, dear, dear Grace, and Lucy, with Neb and some others of my own blacks, and I should ask no better home. When a man has property from which he might derive an income, and does not, he is, in one sense, and that the most important, a loser. Now, proceed on to the next--" "What, Neb!

Similarly, Philbrick describes Afloat and Ashore as a return to Cooper's interest in the American context, whereas many of his novels in the 10 years before were drawn from European history or the European nautical tradition.

But, now it was peace, I cared little about it, and determined to let it remain, so long, at least, as Miss Merton continued on board. Each charging sea seemed determined to drive Eastward away to leeward and pile her on the shore in splinters His liver had been touched in the West Indies, but he had hoped that he was cured, or he never would have accepted the Bombay appointment.

It is almost as impossible to describe minutely what occurred on the boat's reaching the Wallingford, as to describe all the terrific incidents of the struggle between Drewett and myself in the water.

The ship was under studding-sails nearly the whole time, making, day in and day out, from a hundred and twenty to two hundred miles in the twenty-four hours.

Unaccustomed, herself, to the higher associations of her own country, she had never seen a necklace of the same value, and she even fancied it fit for a queen. To the ridge-rope and lanyards, I had tarpaulins firmly attached, tacking their lower edges strongly to the outer sides of the boat.

I have mentioned to you a friend from childhood, who went to sea with me, at first, but, disliking the business, has since commenced the study of the law.

Miles Wallingford: Sequel to ''Afloat and Ashore''

Nothing worth relating occurred during the remainder of the passage. During the brief moments, and they were but mere particles of time, if one can use such an expression, in which my senses could catch anything beyond the horrid scene in which I was so closely engaged, I had heard shrill screams from the lungs of Chloe; but Lucy's voice had not mingled in the outcry To all this, I was advised by Marble; who, though a severe, and so often seemingly an obdurate man, was in the main disposed to grant as much indulgence, at suitable moments, as any officer I ever sailed with.

More beautiful weather, I never met at sea. Fenimore Cooper. Now as to Rupert--" "He is not another sister, you may be well assured. Trying a different Web browser might help. Harding had given his daughter a store of precise, useful knowledge, that Emily did not possess; and then I could not but see that Lucy's tact in moral feeling, was much of the highest order of the two.

While Talcott, and the new chief-mate, and myself were discussing these points, the cry of "sail ho! As soon as this was done, I felt relieved from a great burthen, and had leisure to think of other matters.

While this is true, however, as a whole, there are certain points on which he signally fails. An avid sailor, maritime historian, teacher, author, and lifelong New Englander, he turned 90 years old this year.Get this from a library!

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Title Miles Wallingford. Sequel to "Afloat and ashore." Contributor Names Cooper, James Fenimore, Afloat And Ashore by James Fenimore Cooper.

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Hutchinson available from Rakuten sylvaindez.com: Gutenberg. ☯ Full Synopsis: ""Afloat and Ashore" is an autobiographical narrative by James Fenimore Cooper.

The story is set in Ulster County, New York, as well as on the high seas. The story is set in Ulster County, New York, as well as on the high seas.