The Island Queen

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1885
Language: English
Wordcount: 57,791 / 170 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,295
Added to site: 2007.06.08
mnybks.net#: 17247
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Nautical, Adventure
Excerpt

"Steer, Dom," exclaimed Otto, with a look of surprise; "how can you talk of steering at all, without oar or helm?"

"I must make one of the floor-planks do for both," returned Dominick.

"I say," continued the boy, "I'm horribly hungry. Mayn't I have just a bite or two more?"

"Stay, I'm thinking," replied the other.

"Think fast then, please, for the wolf inside of me is howling."

The result of Dominick's thinking was that he resolved to consume as much of their stock of provisions as possible in one meal, in order to secure all the strength that was available by such means, and thus fit them for the coming struggle with the surf. "For," said he, "if we get capsized far from the shore, we have no chance of reaching it by swimming in our present weak condition. Our only plan is to get up all the strength we can by means of food. So here goes!"

He untied the bundle as he spoke, and spread the contents on his knees. Otto--who was, indeed, a plucky little fellow, a

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Island Queen by Robert Michael Ballantyne - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for The Island Queen by Robert Michael Ballantyne - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for The Island Queen by Robert Michael Ballantyne - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for The Island Queen by Robert Michael Ballantyne - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for The Island Queen by Robert Michael Ballantyne - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for The Island Queen by Robert Michael Ballantyne - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Moby Dick
by Herman Melville
The Shadow Line
by Joseph Conrad
Treasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Billy Budd
by Herman Melville
The Coral Island
by R.M. Ballantyne
Lord Jim
by Joseph Conrad
The Sea Wolf
by Jack London
The Book of Buried Treasure
by Ralph Delahaye Paine

See more popular titles from this genre.