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  • ISBN13:9781150579226
  • ISBN10:1150579226
  • Publisher:General Books
  • Language:English
  • Author:Arthur Quiller-Couch and Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • Binding:Paperback
  • SUPC: SDL817805336


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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1900 Original Publisher: Cassell Subjects: Great Britain Fiction / Ghost Fiction / Horror Fiction / Short Stories History / General Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: FROZEN MARGIT A Narrative of the sufferings of Mr. Obed Lanyon, of Vellingey-Saint Agnes, Cornwall; Mar git Lanyon, his wife; and seventeen persons (mostly Americans) shipwrecked among the Quinaiult Tribes of the N. W. Coast of America, in the winter of 1807-8. With some remarkable Experiences of the said Mar git Lanyon, formerly Pedersen. Written by the Survivor, Edom Lanyon, sometime a Commander in the service of the Honourable East India Company. My twin brother Obed and I were born on the 2 ist of March, 1759 (he being the elder by a few minutes), at Vellingey-St. Agnes, or St. Ann's, a farm on the north coast of Cornwall, owned and cultivated by our father Renatus Lanyon. Our mother was a Falmouth woman, daughter of a ship's captain of that port: and I suppose it was this inclined us to a sea-faring life. At any rate, soon after our fifteenth birthday we sailed (rather against our father's wish) on a short coasting voyage with our grandfather -- whose name was William Dustow. A second voyage in the early summer of 1776 took us as far as the Thames. It happened that the famous Captain Cook was just then recruitingfor his third and (as it proved) his last voyage of discovery. This set us talking and planning, and the end was that we stole ashore and offered ourselves. Obed had the luck to be picked. Though very like in face, I was already the taller by two inches; and no doubt the Captain judged I had outgrown my strength. But it surprised me to be rejected when Obed ...

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