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A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden

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Author: William A. Ross
Published: 1849
Language: English
Wordcount: 110,142 / 321 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62
LoC Category: DL
Downloads: 1,826
Added to site: 2009.02.15
mnybks.net#: 23442
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Travel, Nautical
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he middle of Bond-street, or any, the most ignoble alley in the neighbourhood of Leicester-square. I closed my eyes and fancied myself seated on a bench in the Green Park, watching the sheep browsing round me, and listening to the rumbling of carriages as they passed along Piccadilly. I opened my eyes; the vision fades, and, lo!

"Nil nisi pontus et aer."

However, I plucked up courage, and remained on deck until half-past six, when the gaff-topsail was unbent and the top-mast struck; D----, the sailing-master, anticipating no good from the calm, and the dense fog, which had succeeded a fine wind and cheerful sunshine.

Early in the morning, about four o'clock, I was awakened by a good deal of laughing and shuffling of feet on deck, and by an occasional thump, as if a cargo of pumpkins was being taken on board.

I leaped out of my berth, and, putting my head above the companion, saw all the men who composed the watch hard at work with their fishing-lines, and the main-deck covered with

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