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Original Penny Readings

A Series of Short Sketches

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Published: 1867
Language: English
Wordcount: 86,032 / 235 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 775
Added to site: 2010.12.16
mnybks.net#: 29922
Origin: gutenberg.org
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-bags and irons at the bottom for ballast, the two masts, and a couple o' lug sails up, it'll be such a storm as I ain't seen yet as'll keep us from going out. Why, we've gone out, when in five minutes--ah! less than that--you couldn't see the shore--nought but wild sea and spray all round; but there, we're used to it, you see; and when we get to a ship in trouble, and save her, why, there's some satisfaction in it. And, after all, 'tain't half so bad as being in a light-ship.

Light-ship? yes, there's one out yonder. No, not that--that's one o' the harbour lights. Out more to sea. There, you can't see her now; but if you take a look you'll see her directly. Not the ship, o' course, but the light. There; that's her, bo. Don't you see her? That's a revolving light. Goes round and round, you know, so that sometimes you see it, and sometimes you don't; and that's on the top of a mast aboard a light-ship, moored head and starn on the sands, two mile out; and sooner than spend a night aboard her when there's

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