The Ship of Stars

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Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 70,357 / 194 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 697
Added to site: 2005.06.08
mnybks.net#: 10580
Origin: gutenberg.org

A love story of the Cornwall coast, full of beautiful and tender color--the sea, old houses, old families, quaint characters, and strange, stirring happenings--with a bit of Oxford life. Beginning with the hero's odd boy-life, with dreams and adventures and its whimsical sweetness, the later chapters rise to a high key of adventure and action.

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Taffy was huffed, and pretended to return to his book. By-and-by she called up to him:

"Tell me, what's written on this gun of yours?"

"Sevastopol--that's a Russian town. The English took it by storm."

"What! the soldiers over there?"

"No, they're only bandsmen; and they're too young. But I expect the Colonel was there. He's upstairs in the Mayoralty, dining. He's quite an old man, but I've heard father say he was as brave as a lion when the fighting happened."

The girl climbed off the gun.

"I'm going to have a look at him," she said; and turning her back on Taffy, she sauntered off across the square, just as the band struck up the first note of the overture from Semiramide. A waltz of Strauss followed, and then came a cornet solo by the bandmaster, and a medley of old English tunes. To all of these Taffy listened. It had fallen too dark to read, and the boy was always sensitive to music. Often when he played alone broken phrases and scraps of remembered tune

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Average Rating of 4 from 2 reviews: ****
2008.04.09
R Stephan
****.

Fine novel, not too long, well written. Could have been longer (not stopping at age about thirty).

2008.01.26
qasimoto
****.

Good book, recommended. Somewhat convoluted plot, complex story of a boy growing up into manhood through a wide range of experiences.


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