Episodes of Foreign Life & Manners, and Pictures of Foreign Lands: A Book for Youth

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Blackie, 1880 - Всего страниц: 256

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Стр. 124 - It ate the food it ne'er had eat, And round and round it flew. The ice did split with a thunder-fit; The helmsman steered us through! And a good south wind sprung up behind; The Albatross did follow, And every day, for food or play, Came to the mariners...
Стр. 135 - ... boat, after it had been drawn out by the fish. A painful stroke of his lance induced the whale to dart suddenly downward; his line began to run out from beneath his feet, and in an instant caught him by a turn round his body. He had but just time to cry out, " Clear away the line," —
Стр. 77 - To the West ! to the West ! where the rivers that flow Run thousands of miles, spreading out as they go ; Where the green waving forests that echo our call Are wide as old England, and free to us all ; Where the prairies, like seas where the billows have rolled, Are broad as the kingdoms and empires of old ; And the lakes are like oceans in storm or in rest, — Away, far away, to the land of the West...
Стр. 130 - He cast himself into the sea, and by swimming endeavored to regain the boats, which continued the pursuit of the whale. When his shipmates perceived him struggling with the waves, they redoubled their exertions. They reached him just as his strength was exhausted, and had the happiness of rescuing this adventurous harpooner from his perilous situation. "Captain Lyons, of the 'Raith...
Стр. 173 - KNOW ye the land where the cypress and myrtle Are emblems of deeds that are done in their clime? Where the rage of the vulture, the love of the turtle, Now melt into sorrow, now madden to crime...
Стр. 130 - ... fell upon the back of the animal. This intrepid seaman, who still retained his weapon in his grasp, harpooned the whale on which he stood; and, by means of the harpoon and the line, which he never abandoned, he steadied himself firmly upon the fish, notwithstanding his hazardous situation, and regardless of a considerable wound that he received in his leg, in his fall along with the fragments of the boat. All the efforts of the other boats to approach the whale, and deliver the harpooner, were...
Стр. 139 - Wide waving fins round floating islands urge His bulk gigantic through the troubled surge; With hideous yawn the flying shoals he seeks, Or clasps with fringe of horn his massy cheeks, Lifts o'er the tossing wave his nostrils bare, And spouts pellucid columns into air; The silvery arches catch the setting beams, And transient rainbows tremble o'er the streams.
Стр. 130 - His knife was in the pocket of his drawers; and, being unable to support himself with one hand, he could not get it out. The whale, meanwhile, continued advancing along the surface of the water with great rapidity, . but fortunately never attempted to dive. While his comrades despaired of his life, the harpoon by which he held, at length disengaged itself from the body of the whale. Vienkes being...
Стр. 130 - Vienkes flew along with the pieces of the boat, and fell upon the back of the animal. This intrepid seaman, who still retained his weapon in his grasp, harpooned the whale on which he stood; and, by means of the harpoon and the line, which he never abandoned, he steadied himself firmly upon the fish, notwithstanding his hazardous situation, and regardless of a considerable wound that he received in his leg, in his fall along with the fragments of the boat.
Стр. 133 - The ships and boats being at a considerable distance, and the fast-boat being rapidly drawn away from him, the harpooner cut the line, with the view of rescuing him from his dangerous situation. But no sooner was this act performed than, to their extreme mortification, they discovered...

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