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The History of Little Peter, the Ship Boy

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Author: W.H.G. Kingston
Published: 1873
Language: English
Wordcount: 26,757 / 78 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.2
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 823
Added to site: 2007.10.12
mnybks.net#: 18488
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and admiration on the wide ocean spread out before him, now bright and shining under a blue sky and light summer breeze. It surpassed his utmost expectations--a beautiful highway it seemed to those distant regions he had longed to visit, and he fancied that there could be no impediment in his course till he could reach them.

As soon as the carrier had deposited him and his bundle at the inn close to the harbour, he set out to walk along the quay, and looked at the vessels whose tall masts rose in a long row above it. As he had never before seen a vessel, he was unable to judge of their size; to his eyes they seemed mighty ships, capable of battling with the wildest waves which could ever rage across the bosom of the deep. They were in reality colliers or other small coasters, as no vessels of any size could enter the harbour. He was ready to go on board the first which would receive him.

Peter had never had any playmates or young companions. He had lived alone with his mother, who had taught hi

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