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The Yellow Galley Full

Auhtor: C Cutcliffe Hyne

Language: english

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Review by Stephen M. Charme, May 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'The Yellow Galley Full':

... from both his stumpy fellow seamen and the stocky petty officers, and like all United States citizens of that period he was perilously sensitive to any ...
... gods. By right of proprietorship over all the oceans, the British sea officers of those days had an intimate acquaintance with charts, harbours, sea-borne ...
... did not often take interest in sport, and certainly they never fought cocks. Englishmen did, and cock-fighting happened to be a passion with J.B. Meadey. ...
... if he tries that on, I shall fire into him at once. You can tell him I am Captain John Benjamin Meadey, and don't stand dictating to from any Jack-Spaniard ...
... hands and feet as you go along. But your people had taught you English, and you can see for yourself how much more useful and easy it is. ...
... to the swing of the brig. In the meanwhile, away below in the cable tier, with his heels handcuffed to an iron horse, sat Joseph Colt ...
... his shackled ankles would permit. Not a fibre of his clothing rustled not the slightest clank came from his irons: the Indian training held good. ...
... leaped into these with a beaver's splashless dive, and was swallowed out of sight. Only the lower deck knew, and though they were just ...
... and how he would set about getting away with the next batch of those prisoners which the great Emperor wanted so badly for his army. But there ...
... to recent proceedings, and he sat up and propped his back against the galley's bulwark. His survival was languidly reported to an officer ...
... detestable Frolic? Oh, to be sure on the Frolic! Why, you see, Cap, I was forrard, and she was aft, and we didn't have much truck. So ...
... innumerable. He waved a hand to where Cabrera baked under the midday sunshine. To-night the Frolic anchors inshore off the castle. News will be taken ...
... to have any immediate use for sleeping when the sun's turned on. Now, as Colt knew full well, the great Emperor looked more to results ...
... into the friendly darkness. He could have laughed aloud at the easiness of it all. Time pressed. If Don Randolphe was to be believed, ...
... own he did not see it at first, but I wheedled him into it. Oh, I can do anything with the dear Meadey - 'Jack' he desires that I should call him. ...
... the night outside. It seems to me, said the vivandi, that there's little time left now for monsieur to argue out these niceties further. ...
... the Spaniards who had originally broken the terms of the capitulation, and instead of sending them back to France, had marooned them on this desolate ...
... slaves you'll be for the rest of your lives, with Meadeys cat-o'-nine-tails to help you on. Now, cast off those warps. Away they went ...
... men, and those wounded which are likely to recover, there are one hundred and eighteen, Monsieur the Major. A tidy mouthful even for the Emperor. ...
... he would take a kiss from me, as that would show he knew I cared nothing for him, and did not mind. But, no, he will not, this dear Joe. I wonder ...