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We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 18 We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 18

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 18
PART II CHAPTER XVIII"Oh! dream of joy! is this indeedThe lighthouse-top I see?Is this the hill? Is this the Kirk?Is this mine own countree?We drifted o'er the harbour bar,And I with sobs did pray--O let me be awake, my GOD!Or let me sleep alway."The Ancient Mariner.When Alister joined us the first evening after we came back from poor Biddy, he was so deeply interested in hearing about her, that he would have gone with us the next morning, if he had not had business on hand. He had a funny sort of remorse for having misjudged her the day she befooled... Long Stories - Post by : tinabarr4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing - Read : 1251

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 17 We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 17

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 17
PART II CHAPTER XVII"Zur tiefen Ruh, wie er sich auch gefunden. * * * * * * Sein Geist ist's, der mich ruft."Wallenstein's Tod. Not the least troublesome part of our enlarged kit was the collection of gay-plumaged birds. Their preservation was by no means complete, and I continued it at sea. But between climate and creatures, the destructiveness of the tropics is distracting to the collector, and one or two of my finest specimens... Long Stories - Post by : tinabarr4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing - Read : 1790

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 16 We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 16

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 16
PART II CHAPTER XVI"Das Haar trennt."--_German Proverb_. We three were not able to be present at Alfonso's wedding, for the very good reason that we were no longer in British Guiana. But the day we sailed for Halifax, Alfonso and his Georgiana came down to see us on the stelling. "Georgiana" was as black as a coal, but Alfonso had not boasted without reason of the cut of her clothes. She had an upright pretty figure, and her dress fitted it to perfection. It was a white dress, and she had a very gorgeous parasol, deeply fringed, and she wore a... Long Stories - Post by : tinabarr4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing - Read : 1804

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 12 We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 12

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 12
PART II CHAPTER XII"Be stirring as the time; be fire with fire;... so shall inferior eyes,That borrow their behaviours from the great,Grow great by your example, and put onThe dauntless spirit of resolution."King John, V. i."Creaky doors" are said to "hang long," and leaky ships may enjoy a similar longevity. It certainly was a curious fact that the _Water-Lily hardly suffered in that storm, though the damage done to shipping was very great. Big and little, men-of-war and merchantmen, very few escaped scot-free, and some dragged their anchors and were either on the reef in the harbour, or ran foul of... Long Stories - Post by : tinabarr4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing - Read : 762

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 11 We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 11

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 11
PART II CHAPTER XI"Roose the fair day at e'en."Scotch Proverb.After leaving New York, we no longer hugged the coast. We stood right off, and to my great delight, I found we were going to put in at Bermuda for repairs. I never knew, but I always fancy that these were done cheaper there than at New York. Or it may merely have been because when we had been at sea two days the wretched _Slut leaked so that, though we were pumping day and night, till we were nearly worn out, we couldn't keep the wet from the gimcrack cargo. Fortunately... Long Stories - Post by : tinabarr4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing - Read : 2348

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 10 We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 10

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 10
PART II CHAPTER X"May it please GOD not to make our friends so happy as to forget us!"--_Old Proverb_.The _Water-Lily was re-christened by Dennis, with many flourishes of speech and a deck tub of salt water long before we reached our journey's end. The _Slut_, as we now privately called her, defied all our efforts to make her look creditable for New York harbour, but we were glad enough to get her there at all. We made the lights of Barnegat at about six o'clock one fine morning, took a pilot on board at Sandy Hook, and the _Slut being by... Long Stories - Post by : tinabarr4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing - Read : 1513

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 9 We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 9

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 9
PART II CHAPTER IX"One, two, three, and away!" We three were fast friends when our voyage ended, and in planning our future we planned to stick together, "Like the three leaves of the shamrock," as Dennis O'Moore said. The captain would have kept Alister as one of his crew, but the Scotch lad had definite plans for looking up a cousin on this side of the Atlantic, and pushing his fortunes by the help of his relative, so he did not care to make the return voyage. The captain did not offer the berth to me, but he was very kind,... Long Stories - Post by : tinabarr4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing - Read : 3018

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 8 We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 8

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 8
PART II CHAPTER VIII"'Tis strange--but true; for truth is always strange-- Stranger than fiction."--BYRON. "Fair laughs the morn, and soft the zephyr blows."--GRAY.The least agreeable part of our voyage came near the end. It was when we were in the fogs off the coast of Newfoundland. The work that tired one to death was not sufficient to keep one warm; the cold mist seemed to soak through one's flesh as well as one's slops, and to cling to one's bones as it clung to the ship's... Long Stories - Post by : tinabarr4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing - Read : 481

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 7 We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 7

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 7
PART II CHAPTER VII"A very wise man believed that, if a man were permitted to make all the ballads, he need not care who should make the laws of a nation."--Fletcher of Saltoun in a letter to the Marquis of Montrose.The weather was fair enough, and we went along very steadily and pleasantly that afternoon. I was undoubtedly getting my sea-legs, which was well for me, as they were put to the test unexpectedly. I happened to be standing near Alister (we were tarring ropes), when some orders rang out in Mr. Waters' voice, which I found had reference to... Long Stories - Post by : tinabarr4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing - Read : 601

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 6 We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 6

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 6
PART II CHAPTER VI"Why, what's that to you, if my eyes I'm a wiping? A tear is a pleasure, d'ye see, in its way; 'Tis nonsense for trifles, I own, to be piping, But they that ha'n't pity, why I pities they. * * * * *... Long Stories - Post by : tinabarr4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing - Read : 1021

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 2 We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 2

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 2
PART II CHAPTER II"Deark d'on Dearka." ("_Beg of a Beggar_.") _Irish Proverb_."... From her way of speaking they also saw immediately that she too was an Eirisher.... They must be a bonny family when they are all at home!"--_The Life of Mansie Tailor in Dalkeith_."Dock" (so ran the 536th of the 'Penny Numbers') is "a place artificially formed for the reception of ships, the entrance of which is generally closed by gates. There are two kinds of docks, dry-docks and wet-docks. The former are used for receiving ships in order to their being inspected and repaired. For this... Long Stories - Post by : tinabarr4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing - Read : 1942

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 1 We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 1

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 2 - Chapter 1
PART II CHAPTER I"A friend in need is a friend indeed."--_Old Proverb_. I have often thought that the biggest bit of good luck (and I was lucky), which befell me on my outset into the world, was that the man I sat next to in the railway carriage was not a rogue. I travelled third class to Liverpool for more than one reason--it was the cheapest way, besides which I did not wish to meet any family friends--and the man I speak of was a third-class passenger, and he went to Liverpool too. At the time I was puzzled to think... Long Stories - Post by : tinabarr4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing - Read : 2542

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 13 We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 13

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 13
PART I CHAPTER XIII"Then, hey for boot and horse, lad, And round the world away! Young blood must have its course, lad, And every dog his day."--C. KINGSLEY.Moses Benson was as good as his word in the matter of books of adventure. Dirty books, some without backs, and some with very greasy ones (for which, if I bought them, I seldom paid more than half-price), but full of dangers and discoveries, the mightiness of manhood, and the wonders of the world. I... Long Stories - Post by : tinabarr4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing - Read : 944

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 12 We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 12

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 12
PART I CHAPTER XII"GOD help me! save I take my part Of danger on the roaring sea, A devil rises in my heart, Far worse than any death to me." TENNYSON'S _Sailor-boy_.The fact that my father had sent me back against my will to a school where I had suffered so much and learnt so little, ought perhaps to have drawn us together when he discovered his mistake. Unfortunately it did not. He was deeply annoyed with himself for having been taken... Long Stories - Post by : tinabarr4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing - Read : 1948

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 11 We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 11

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 11
PART I CHAPTER XI"Whose powers shed round him in the common strife Or mild concerns of ordinary life, A constant influence, a peculiar grace; * * * * * * Or if an unexpected call succeed, Come when it will, is equal to the need."... Long Stories - Post by : tinabarr4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing - Read : 1421

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 10 We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 10

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 10
PART I CHAPTER X"But none inquired how Peter used the rope, Or what the bruise that made the stripling stoop; None could the ridges on his back behold, None sought him shiv'ring in the winter's cold. * * * * * The pitying women raised a clamour round."CRABBE, _The Borough_.A great many... Long Stories - Post by : tinabarr4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing - Read : 1463

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 9 We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 9

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 9
PART I CHAPTER IX"In doubtful matters Courage may do much:--In desperate--Patience."--Old Proverb.The young skater duly recovered, and thenceforward Mr. Wood's popularity in the village was established, and the following summer he started a swimming-class, to which the young men flocked with more readiness than they commonly showed for efforts made to improve them. For my own part I had so realized, to my shame, that one may feel very adventurous and yet not know how to venture or what to venture in the time of need, that my whole heart was set upon getting the school-master to teach me to swim... Long Stories - Post by : tinabarr4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing - Read : 1807

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 5 We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 5

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 5
PART I CHAPTER V"To each his sufferings; all are men Condemned alike to groan. The tender for another's pain--" GRAY.Not even the miser's funeral had produced in the neighbourhood anything like the excitement which followed that Sunday evening. At first my mother--her mind filled by the simplest form of the problem, namely, that Mrs. Wood was in the hands of a tramp--wished my father to take the blunderbuss in his hand and step down to the farm. He had "pish"ed and "pshaw"ed about the blunderbuss, and was beginning... Long Stories - Post by : tinabarr4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing - Read : 2577

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 4 We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 4

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 4
PART I CHAPTER IV"The bee, a more adventurous colonist than man." W.C. BRYANT. "Some silent laws our hearts will make, Which they shall long obey; We for the year to come may take Our temper from to-day."--WORDSWORTH."You know what an Apiary is, Isaac, of course?" I was sitting in the bee-master's cottage, opposite to him, in an arm-chair, which was the counterpart of his own, both of them having circular backs, diamond-shaped seats, and chintz cushions with frills. It was the... Long Stories - Post by : tinabarr4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing - Read : 858

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 3 We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 3

We And The World: A Book For Boys - Part 1 - Chapter 3
PART I CHAPTER III"What are little boys made of, made of? What are little boys made of?" Nursery Rhyme. When the school was opened, Jem and I were sent there at once. Everybody said it was "time we were sent somewhere," and that "we were getting too wild for home." I got so tired of hearing this at last, that one day I was goaded to reply that "home was getting too tame for me." And Jem, who always backed me up, said, "And me too." For which piece of swagger we forfeited our suppers; but when... Long Stories - Post by : tinabarr4 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Juliana Horatia Ewing - Read : 484