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Pearse Release Date: May 16, 2007 [EBook #21504] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK MY FIRST VOYAGE TO SOUTHERN SEAS *** Produced by Nick Hodson of London, England My First Voyage to Southern Seas, by W.H.G.
Kingston. ________________________________________________________________________ This is one of Kingston’s earlier books, but is very much in the style for which he became famous.
The theme is that the father of a family, a well-to-do merchant in London, dies suddenly.
His eldest son had gone off to sea, but had not been heard of for some time, and by some was presumed dead.
The second son is our young hero, who goes to sea as a midshipman.
The book is thereafter filled with his adventures as he finds his way through rumour and chance to rescue his brother from where he is in captivity. It’s quite a long book, but the action never drags, and there are some interesting descriptions of the places visited, specially Ceylon. As always with Kingston the seamanship is excellent.
The action takes place in the 1850s, and we are in the age of sail.
There are pirates, drunken captains, shipwrecks, strange coincidences, indeed all the usual components of a good Kingston novel. ________________________________________________________________________ MY FIRST VOYAGE TO SOUTHERN SEAS, BY W.H.G.
KINGSTON. CHAPTER ONE. MY ENGLISH HOME AND FAMILY--MY BROTHER GOES TO SEA--HEAR OF THE LOSS OF HIS SHIP--MY FATHER’S DEATH--WE ARE REDUCED TO POVERTY--RESOLVE TO VISIT MY GRANDFATHER, AND TO SEAR...





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