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Mon Apr 03 04:36:33 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of Ned Garth, by W.
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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: Ned Garth Made Prisoner in Africa.
A Tale of the Slave Trade Author: W.
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Kingston Release Date: May 15, 2007 [EBook #21472] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK NED GARTH *** Produced by Nick Hodson of London, England Ned Garth; Made Prisoner in Africa.
A Tale of the Slave Trade, by W H G Kingston. ________________________________________________________________________ NED GARTH; MADE PRISONER IN AFRICA.
A TALE OF THE SLAVE TRADE, BY W H G KINGSTON. CHAPTER ONE. -Can you make her out, Ned? My eyes are not so sharp as they used to be, and I lost sight of the craft when came on.- -She has tacked, uncle; I see her masts in one, and she’s standing to the westward.- -I was afraid so; she must be a stranger, or she would have kept her course.
She’ll not weather the head as she’s now standing, and if it doesn’t clear and show her the land, she’ll be on shore, as sure as my name is John Pack.- The speaker was a strongly built man, dressed in a thick pea-coat buttoned closely over his breast, the collar turned up to protect his neck.
A white, low-crowned, weather-beaten, broadish-brimmed hat covered his head, and he held in his hand a thick stick, which he pressed firmly on the ground as he walked, for he had been deprived of one of his legs, its place being supplied by a wooden substitute resembling a mop handle in shape.
His appearance was decidedly nautical, and though habited in plain clothes, he might have been known at a glance to be a naval officer. His companion, a boy of about fourteen years of age, though from his height and breadth of shoulders he migh...





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