The Pilot: A Tale of the Sea, Volume 1

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C. Wiley, 1824 - Sea stories, American
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Page 23 - For taking bribes here of the Sardians ; Wherein, my letters, praying on his side, Because I knew the man, were slighted off. Bru. You wrong'd yourself, to write in such a case. Cas. In such a time as this, it is not meet That every nice offence should bear his comment.
Page 2 - In conformity to the act of Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ;
Page 55 - Now is the time to watch her closely, Mr. Griffith," he cried : " here we get the true tide and the real danger. Place the best quartermaster of your ship in those chains, and let an officer stand by him, and see that he gives us the right water." " I will take that office on myself," said the captain ; " pass a light into the weather main-chains.
Page 2 - District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " THE CHILD'S BOTANY," In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
Page 60 - Say, also, if the tide would have let us do so,' returned the pilot, calmly. 'Gentlemen, we must be prompt; we have but a mile to go, and the ship appears to fly. That top-sail is not enough to keep her up to the wind; we want both jib and mainsail.
Page 55 - Even the quartermaster at the cun gave out his orders to the men at the wheel, in deeper and hoarser tones than usual, as if anxious not to disturb the quiet and order of the vessel. While this deep expectation pervaded the frigate, the piercing cry of the leadsman, as he called, "by the mark seven...
Page 62 - A messmate, before a shipmate; a shipmate, before a stranger ; a stranger, before a dog — but a dog before a soldier...
Page 62 - The seamen were yet drawing long breaths, and gazing about them like men recovered from a trance, when Griffith approached the man who had so successfully conducted them through their perils. The lieutenant grasped the hand of the other, as he said — "You have this night proved yourself a faithful pilot, and such a seaman as the world cannot equal.
Page 56 - The young man turned fiercely to the daring stranger who thus defied the discipline of his vessel, and at once demanded — " Who is it that dares to countermand my orders ? is it not enough that you run the ship into danger, but you must interfere to keep her there ? If another word
Page 58 - ... at each step more complicated, and the shoals thickening around the mariners on every side. The lead was cast rapidly, and the quick eye of the pilot seemed to pierce the darkness with a keenness of vision that exceeded human power. It was apparent to all in the vessel, that they were under the guidance of one who understood the navigation thoroughly, and their exertions kept pace with their reviving confidence.

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