Paul Gerrard

The Cabin Boy

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Author: W.H.G. Kingston
Published: 1867
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,124 / 228 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.3
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 789
Added to site: 2007.06.13
mnybks.net#: 17312
Genres: Nautical, Adventure
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was somewhat disappointed with Paul. "I cannot make out what ails the lad," he said to himself, "he was merry and spirited enough on shore; I hope he's not going to be afraid of salt-water."

Poor Paul was undergoing a severe trial. It might prove for his benefit in the end. While the frigate was in harbour, he bore up tolerably well, but he had now for the first time in his life to contend with sea-sickness; while he was also at the beck and call of a dozen or more somewhat unreasonable masters. It was not, however, till that Saturday night that Paul began really to repent that he had come to sea. Where was the romance? As the serpent, into which Aaron's rod was changed, swallowed up the serpents of the Egyptian magicians, so the stern reality had devoured all the ideas of the romance of a sea life, which he had till now entertained.

Yet sleep, that blessed medicine for human woes, brought calm and comfort to his soul. He dreamed of happier days, when his father was alive, and as yet no cares ha

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