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Mon Apr 03 04:36:27 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of My First Cruise, by W.H.G.
Kingston This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: My First Cruise and Other stories Author: W.H.G.
Kingston Illustrator: Anonymous Release Date: October 19, 2007 [EBook #23068] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK MY FIRST CRUISE *** Produced by Nick Hodson of London, England My First Cruise, and other stories, by W.H.G.
Kingston. ________________________________________________________________________ There are four stories here, but it is not clear whether they are all by Kingston.
The first one, which gives the book its name, certainly is, and possibly the third, -The Enchanted Gate-. The first story is a sort of diary or blog written by a young midshipman on his first voyage to sea, to his brother who was still at school. There are all the usual incidents, including swimming exercises. The other stories are well outside the Kingston style, but are certainly amusing and worth reading.
The book is quite short. ________________________________________________________________________ MY FIRST CRUISE, AND OTHER STORIES, BY W.H.G.
KINGSTON. STORY ONE, CHAPTER 1. NOTES FROM PRINGLE RUSHFORTH’S SEA LOG. A LETTER TO BROTHER HARRY, AT ETON. It has become a reality, dear Harry.
I feel very strange--a curious sensation in the throat, just as if I was going to cry, and yet it is exactly what I have been longing for.
You know better than any one how I had set my heart on going to sea, and yet I thought that I should never manage it.
But, after all, here I am, really and truly a midshipman; at least a volunteer of the first class, as we are called now.
The first time I put on my uniform, with my gold-band cap and dirk, I co...





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