A Message From the Sea

A Message From the Sea

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A Message From the Sea by Charles Dickens

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1894

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s well to be on the safe side, sir," replied Tom.

"Safe side!" repeated the captain, laughing. "You'd guard against a sun-stroke, with that old hat, in an Ice Pack. Wa'al! What have you made out at the Post-office?"

"It is the Post-office, sir."

"What's the Post-office?" said the captain.

"The name, sir. The name keeps the Post-office."

"A coincidence!" said the captain. "A lucky bit! Show me where it is. Good-bye, shipmates, for the present! I shall come and have another look at you, afore I leave, this afternoon."

This was addressed to all there, but especially the young fisherman; so all there acknowledged it, but especially the young fisherman. "He's a sailor!" said one to another, as they looked after the captain moving away. That he was; and so outspeaking was the sailor in him, that although his dress had nothing nautical about it, with the single exception of its colour, but was a suit of a shore-going shape and form, too long in the sleeves and too short in the legs, and to

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(1814) Mystery (Search) / Short story (From collection)


From the 1894, Chapman and Hall ]Christmas Stories'.


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Plot bullets

A Sea captain finds a bottle. In it is a note that may change the lives of several people.
It is not a treasure map, but a confession of past criminal deeds from a stranded, dying man.
It may be, if the wise and persistent sea captain has anything to do with it, not the ruin of two brothers and their families, but their deliverance.
Confession is good for the soul, and from any quarter, even if via 'A Message From the Sea'.