The Ship of Stars

The Ship of Stars

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The Ship of Stars by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

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The Ship of Stars

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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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Fine novel, not too long, well written. Could have been longer (not stopping at age about thirty).
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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FEATURED AUTHOR - Daniel Martin Eckhart is the author of the novels Tales of Wychwood, The Champ, Barnaby Smith, Home, The Way It Is - and the screenwriting book Write, Write, Write. Before focusing on his writing career, Eckhart served in the Swiss military, guarded the Pope's life in the Vatican, worked for the United Nations, driving trucks across the Sinai Desert, delivering diplomatic mail to Damascus and driving armored limousines in Beirut. After five years in Israel, Lebanon, Iran and Iraq, Eckhart… Read more