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Identifier: merchantvesselsa1884nord (find matches)
Title: The merchant vessel : a sailor boy's voyages around the world
Year: 1884 (1880s)
Authors: Nordhoff, Charles, 1830-1901 LaPlante, Charles. egr Wyllie, W. L. (William Lionel), 1851-1931. ill Dodd, Mead & Company. pbl
Subjects: Boys Conduct of life Voyages and travels Voyages around the world Merchant ships Seafaring life Sailing Slavery
Publisher: New York : Dodd, Mead & Co.
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the captain, and inquired, with an air of authority, of our ports of departure and destination, and hinted his desire to see the ships papers. You'd rather see some good rum, old fellow, said the skip-per rather irreverently, now, wouldn't you? The exhibition of a shining set of ivory, and an almost indefinite extension of white about the eyes, were sufficient evidences of the favor with which this remark was received. The appearance of the steward, with a junk-bottle of the article in question, caused the Deputy United States Consul to declare himself at our service for anything in his line, which proved to be a very short line, however, as it included only an abundance of fresh water and a few fresh fish. Accordingly, we lowered a boat, and placing in it a cask, pulled ashore, preceded by our friend, who, depositing his coat-tails carefully on a board provided for that purpose, sat in the bottom of his canoe and paddled to the beach. Here we found little but a wilderness ...
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Scene in the Bahamas. MOBILE BAY. 29 of tangled brush, in the midst of which was discernible- the residence of the Deputy United States Consul. His lady, possessing, perhaps, a yet scantier wardrobe than her liege lord, declined showing herself, even to the mate, who had expressed a strong desire to make her acquaintance. So we were obliged to fill our water-cask, uncheered, so said he, by the smiles of beauty, and returned on board, with rather a poor opinion of this one of Berry's Keys. Our Consul was monarch of all he surveyed, and told us that he had done duty there for the United States Government for fifteen years, making only a semi-annual trip to New Providence, to relieve the tedium of his rather monotonous life. Besides the fish and water before mentioned, we were fortunate enough to obtain a quantity of turtle eggs, that genuine West Indian luxury, which, however, I did not like, although cooked in the most approved style. I fancied a fishy taste about them, somewhat as though one had been cutting butter wit

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