On the Banks of the Amazon

Or, a Boys Journal of his Adventures in the Tropical Wilds of South America

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Author: W.H.G. Kingston
Published: 1872
Language: English
Wordcount: 128,921 / 353 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 991
Added to site: 2007.05.09
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hip, for he was good-natured and kind to us, and a most intelligent fellow; the latter used to chase us round and round the deck, and several times tumbled me head over heels when I jumped before her to prevent her from butting at Ellen. Of Sam I shall have to speak more by-and-by. I do not remember many more incidents of the voyage till one day I saw the men heaving the lead, and I found that we were in the chops of the Channel; and then I heard the shout of "Land! land!" from one of the crew at the mast-head, and I was told that England was in sight; and after a time I saw a light-blue line away over the bow on the left side, and heard that it was the Lizard, which I explained to Ellen was not a creature, but a point of land at the west end of England. With a fine breeze, studdingsails on either side, the colours flying, the sky bright and the sea blue, the big ship, her canvas glittering in the sunlight glided proudly up Channel. Even the gruffest old seaman began to smile, and every one seemed in good spi

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