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A Lady Captivity Among Chinese Pirates In The Chinese Seas

Auhtor: Fanny Loviot

Language: english

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Review by M. Erb, July 2005


Rating: (***)
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Lady Captivity Among Chinese Pirates In The Chinese Seas':

... SQUARE, FLEET STREET. Dedication. TO MADAME * * *. MADAME AND FRIEND,. When I first related to you the following strange and eventful episode, ...
... away, all that recalls one's fatherland is welcome. By the way, I have forgotten to observe that our crew was entirely French. And now the weather ...
... the novice whom they have selected for their victim. This system of robbery is a sore trial to inexperienced players, and the consequences are often ...
... wondering as that of a child. Their hair is straight and abundant, and black as jet, and grows down within half an inch of the eyebrows. Their dress consists ...
... and fire-arms. Soon the American Government recognized the necessity of organizing a political jurisdiction for the greater safety of those masses which ...
... however, as the European and American population increased, it became more and more incumbent upon the Eurekans, to watch over their own personal safety. ...
... which is a kind of fortified esplanade, stand several pieces of cannon, so placed as to command the principal street of the town-an arrangement admirably ...
... me. His hair and clothes were wet through but, in the midst of all this danger, he never lost his cheerfulness for an instant. You're afraid, said ...
... as possible, had with difficulty hoisted a sail to the foremast. To return was imperative, since it would take at least six weeks to repair the damage ...
... on board, and the amount of money which we carried, and ended by asking if I were the wife of Mr. Rooney. Having satisfied him on the two former points, ...
... and on my naked feet a pair of slippers. Hastening into my cabin, I dressed rapidly, and had scarcely completed this transformation when loud shouts ...
... our ship was dismantled, and we had no available means of action. Had our enemies indeed abandoned us to die slowly of hunger, exposed to all the burning ...
... lighted torches into the hold, and all about the cabins, thereby scattering a shower of sparks in every direction, and more than once setting fire to ...
... his men, had something not wholly disagreeable in the expression of his countenance. He alone inspired me with neither disgust nor terror. His ugliness ...
... They even suffered Than-Sing to remain for some time on deck, and behaved towards us with an amazing degree of good-humour. The weather was so fine ...
... of home. At the end of the volume were some three or four blank leaves, still tolerably clean. Oh, thought I, had I but a pen, to record something ...
... deceive and surprise the enemy. As to the volley of musketry which so alarmed me, they had fired only powder hoping thereby to bring the pirates upon ...
... appearance at the consulate, and told his melancholy story. M. Haskell's trouble and amazement may easily be conceived. Late as it was, he took Captain ...
... Nile-The Pyramids-Boulac-Alexandria-The Valetta-Malta-Marseilles-End of a Journey Round the World. On the 11th of November, 1854, I was ...
... on the English ships two days before, and where they knew the stolen cargo was concealed. They discovered there one hundred and fifty-three sacks of ...