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Peter Simple and The Three Cutters

Volumes 1-2

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Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 222,923 / 614 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46.6
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 899
Added to site: 2008.09.18
mnybks.net#: 22090
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Adventure, Nautical
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ught and suffered while on board.

Under Cochrane he cruised along the coast of France from Ushant to the mouth of the Gironde, saw some active service in the Mediterranean, and, after a return to the ocean, was finally engaged in the Basque Roads. A page of his private log contains a lively resumé of the whole experience:--

"The cruises of the Impérieuse were periods of continual excitement, from the hour in which she hove up her anchor till she dropped it again in port; the day that passed without a shot being fired in anger, was to us a blank day: the boats were hardly secured on the booms than they were cast loose and out again; the yard and stay tackles were forever hoisting up and lowering down. The expedition with which parties were formed for service; the rapidity of the frigate's movements night and day; the hasty sleep snatched at all hours; the waking up at the report of the guns, which seemed the only keynote to the hearts of those on board, the beautif

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