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Acadia

or, A Month with the Blue Noses

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Published: 1859
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,216 / 210 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.7
LoC Categories: F, G
Downloads: 2,211
Added to site: 2007.11.09
mnybks.net#: 18954
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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es aboard! And one of them lovely enough to awaken interest, on sea or land, in any body but a Halifax passenger. I hope those fair ladies will have a pleasant tour, one and all, and that the view they take of the great world, so early in life, will make them more contented with that minor world, henceforth to be within the limits of their dominion. Lullaby to the young wives! there will be rocking enough anon!

But we coasted along pleasantly enough the next day, within sight of the bold headlands of Maine; the sky and sea clear of vapor, except the long reek from the steamer's pipe. And then came nightfall and the northern stars; and, later at night, a new luminary on the edge of the horizon--Sambro' light; and then a sudden quenching of stars, and horizon, lighthouse, ropes, spars, and smoke stack; the sounds of hoarse voices of command in the obscurity; a trampling of men; and then down went the anchor in the ooze, and the Canada was fog-bound in the old harbor of Chebucto for the night, within a fe

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