Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

An Old Sailor's Yarns

Cover image for

Download


Author: Nathaniel Ames
Published: 1835
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,619 / 255 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 4,170
Added to site: 2009.07.06
mnybks.net#: 24624
Origin: gutenberg.org

Mary Bowline -- Old Cuff -- Rivals -- Morton -- Pirate of Masafuero.

Show Excerpt

cursion into the neighboring woods, Tom Kelson was invariably and by quiet agreement Mary Bowline's escort; was there a ball, no one, "louting low with cap in hand," solicited, or thought of soliciting, the honor of her company; that felicity was always supposed to be reserved for Tom Kelson; still, with all this constant and close intimacy, the young seaman had never talked of love, never offered himself as a husband, and Mary, the gay and light-hearted Mary, had never, as the New England saying is, "thought a word about it." Had Kelson suddenly presented himself to her with "Mary, shall we be published next Sunday?" she would have answered "Yes;" without the slightest hesitation; nor thought her assent worth the trouble of a blush or a simper; and such, I believe, will be found the case in most of our country courtships.

Captain Kelson, for he had attained that title some time previous, had been on terra firma some months; partly for want of a vessel, but chiefly in compliance with the earne

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Willow Rose
From paranormal thrillers to horror and mysteries, author Willow Rose has written them all, earning her the moniker “The Queen of Scream&rdqu
Read full interview...