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A Sea Queen Sailing

Auhtor: Charles Whistler

Language: english
Published: 1906

Genres:

nautical,  adventure,  fiction and literature
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Review by C. F. Hill, May 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Sea Queen Sailing':

... bear a Scottish name, he said. Have you no Scottish kin besides Melbrigda.. I shook my head, whereon Dalfin spoke for me. Here, he said, ...
... can well believe it. He is the only one of all that crowd who is worth a thought. It is the first time they have let me sail with him-it is but a chance ...
... southward, but we could not tell, and maybe we expected him to see nothing. But it may tell how wearied we were that we left so untried a landsman ...
... I pray you, to the hammer bearer, that I may go whither my grandfather is gone, if so be that I am dead.. Nay, lady, said Dalfin, with all courtesy, ...
... house, but I could not. I took an axe from the wall, feeling for it in the darkness, but I waxed faint and breathless, and the roof is low and I could ...
... But I could make out nothing. The sea was rising a little, but that was of course as the breeze freshened steadily. There was no sign of change or ...
... A sea burial such as many a good man of our kin has found will be best. I could ask no more for myself.. And what of the treasure. I asked. ...
... all comradeship, which were pleasant to hear, and so stood and looked at the things we were busied with. I have seen our men take things from below ...
... for the moment. It sank to my waist, and Dalfin was alongside me, spluttering. Then Bertric helped Gerda over the gunwale, and I took her in my arms, ...
... to send men and help us get our stores ashore and out of the way of the fisher folk, who will be here as soon as they see the wreck, said Bertric. No ...
... are kin, while the Irishman was almost as much a stranger to me as to Bertric. Moreover, Dalfin was at home once more, and we were wanderers. So I spoke ...
... if well led. Dalfin leapt ashore and called to them, and they knew him, welcoming him with a yell of delight, and crowding to do him noisy homage. There ...
... moreover, know where we can land, which was the difficulty I most feared. They are terrible cliff walls yonder.. How far must we go before we ...
... cried that they had run up somewhat red to the masthead, and at that Bertric called to me, and he ceased pulling. He turned on the thwart and looked, ...
... the fighting was over. Then the victors leapt out of the ship and went ashore as swiftly as they had come, and the forest hid them. The ship was ...
... the end Bertric and I went ashore with Dalfin and the two hermits, as an embassy, so to speak, to represent Hakon. We had a good welcome at all events, ...
... was on fire, and Hakon had sent a boat to see that all was well with the ship he had left there. There was no surprise at the message from Dalfin. ...
... she turned quickly on me, and there was a smile on her face and a new light in her eyes. And I, she said. And I am naught but the girl who was found ...
... face to see the guests who came. There was a little hush as we came out of the shadow of the great doorway, and everyone turned, of course, to see ...
... the sight of these newcomers, whose swords were out. Gerda called to them that these were friends, and bade our men sheathe their weapons. There was ...