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A Narrative Of The Mutiny

Auhtor: William Bligh

Language: english
Published: 1790

Genres:

nautical,  history
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Review by Beth Cholette, March 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Narrative Of The Mutiny':

I just finished this book last night it was much better than I was expecting. I was on the edge of my seat through much of it. Filled with action adventure and courage I was amazed at the journey and deprivations they endured. The discipline they held to especially on the part of the captain was amazing. A great story I would recommend to anyone.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Narrative Of The Mutiny':


... every one but they had already secured the officers who were not of their party, by placing centinels at their doors. There were three men at my ...
... me and, as I found it necessary to keep my ship's company at three watches, I gave him an order to take charge of the third, his abilities being ...
... within two miles of the foot of the highest mountain in the island, on which is the volcano that is almost constantly burning. The country near it is ...
... these people, and sent them away for bread-fruit, plantains, and water. Soon after other natives came to us and by noon I had 30 of them about me, ...
... without being able to return it, except with such stones as lodged in the boat, and in this I found we were very inferior to them. We could not close, ...
... what cloaths there were in the boat, and what other things could be spared and, having determined that only two suits should be kept for each person, ...
... have been risking too much to make the experiment. I imagine these to be the islands called Feejee, as their extent, direction, and distance from ...
... and some men of war birds, I was led to believe we were not far from land. We continued constantly shipping seas, and baling, and were very wet and ...
... over our stern and quarters I however got propped up, and made an observation of the latitude, in 14? 17? S course N 85? W distance 130 miles ...
... by the method of, Who shall have this[*]. it was distributed with the allowance of bread and water for dinner, and eat up bones and all, with salt water ...
... the purpose. The parties were now returned, highly rejoiced at having found plenty of oysters and fresh water. I also had made a fire, by help of ...
... might not have taken notice of it. The other names I have presumed to give the different parts of the coast, will be only to show my route a little ...
... another and defend himself on which he called out I was going to kill him, and began to make concessions. I did not allow this to interfere further ...
... This misconduct might have produced very serious consequences, by discovering our situation to the natives for, if they had attacked us, we must ...
... with half a pint of water, to each person for dinner, and I gave half a glass of wine to Mr. Nelson, who was now so far recovered as to require ...
... W 1/4 N, 108 miles longitude made 3? 35? W. Served one 25th of a pound of bread, and a quarter of a pint of water for breakfast the same for dinner, ...
... might more conveniently calculate my situation. In this place we saw several smokes, where the natives were clearing their grounds. During the little ...
... that I would pay him for his trouble the man readily complied, and came into the boat. [Sidenote: 1789. JUNE 14.]. These people were of a ...
... thing in his power to make our situation comfortable. I had been, therefore, misinformed by the seaman, who told me that captain Spikerman was the next ...
... Cook's last voyage. And now, after surmounting so many difficulties, and in the midst of thankfulness for his deliverance, he was called upon to ...