Afloat and Ashore

Afloat and Ashore
A Sea Tale

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Afloat and Ashore by James Fenimore Cooper

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1844

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Afloat and Ashore
A Sea Tale

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g power, has since brought about so great a change. Then, a member of congress was somebody; now, he is only--a member of congress.

We were but two surviving children, three of the family dying infants, leaving only my sister Grace and myself to console our mother in her widowhood. The dire accident which placed her in this, the saddest of all conditions for a woman who had been a happy wife, occurred in the year 1794, when I was in my thirteenth year, and Grace was turned of eleven. It may be well to relate the particulars.

There was a mill, just where the stream that runs through our valley tumbles down to a level below that on which the farm lies, and empties itself into a small tributary of the Hudson. This mill was on our property, and was a source of great convenience and of some profit to my father. There he ground all the grain that was consumed for domestic purposes, for several miles around; and the tolls enabled him to fatten his porkers and beeves, in a way to give both a so

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Well written development of a seafaring youth in the new United States, and of course not lacking a love story. At the end, the yarn gets a bit loose.
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