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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 445

Volume 18, New Series, July 10, 1852

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1852
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,721 / 70 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.9
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 510
Added to site: 2007.03.12
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Genre: Periodical
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night, to have let out my narrative at dinner. You will go down to your berth presently; for see how the smoke is weighed down by the heavy atmosphere upon the deck, and how it rolls like a snake along the waters! What you fancy to be merely a local head-wind blowing through the Straits, is a mistral tormenting the whole Gulf of Lions. We shall be tossing about presently in a manner unpleasant to landsmen; and when you are safely housed, I will come and beguile a little time by relating a true story of a Corsican Vendetta.'

The prophecy was correct. In less than a quarter of an hour, Le Caire was pitching through the last narrows against as violent a gale as I ever felt. It was like a wall of moving air. The shores, rocks, and islands were now concealed by driving mist; and as the sea widened before us, it was covered with white-crested waves. Before I went below, a cluster of sails ahead was pointed out as the English fleet; and it was surmised that it would be compelled to repeat Nelson's m

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