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

Gascoyne, The Sandal Wood Trader

A Tale of the Pacific

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1864
Language: English
Wordcount: 107,897 / 309 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 2,042
Added to site: 2005.04.27
mnybks.net#: 10177
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

ft as any man could wish for to go to sea in, I can't say much for the crew,--saving your presence, Dick," he added, glancing over his shoulder at the surly-looking man who pulled the bow oar. "Of all the rascally set I ever clapped eyes on, they seems to me the worst. If I didn't know you for a sandal-wood trader, I do believe I'd take ye for a pirate."

"Don't speak ill of your messmates behind their backs, Jo," said the captain, with a slight frown. "No good and true man ever does that."

"No more I do," replied John Bumpus, while a deep red color suffused his bronzed countenance. "No more I do, leastwise if they wos here I'd say it to their faces; for they're a set of as ill-tongued villains as I ever had the misfortune to--"

"Silence!" exclaimed the captain, suddenly, in a voice of thunder.

Few men would have ventured to disobey the command given by such a man, but John Bumpus was one of those few. He did indeed remain silent for two seconds, but it was the silence of astonishment.

"Capting,

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

Adam Quinn
Author and aspiring engineer Adam Quinn loves to dream up new worlds with interesting technology and factions. This resulted in the creation of his debut novel, Flashpoint. As our author of the day, Quinn talks to us about Flashpoint, how much worldbuilding this epic novel required and how he created his characters.
Read full interview...