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Mon Apr 03 04:39:10 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of Will Weatherhelm, 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: Will Weatherhelm The Yarn of an Old Sailor Author: W.H.G.
Kingston Illustrator: Archibald Webb Release Date: May 16, 2007 [EBook #21505] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK WILL WEATHERHELM *** Produced by Nick Hodson of London, England Will Weatherhelm, The Yarn of an Old Sailor, by W.H.G.
Kingston. ________________________________________________________________________ This is quite a long book, estimated to take sixteen hours forty minutes to read.
It was also quite difficult to transcribe, since the type was probably a bit old.
Certainly it was a rather small typeface, and was broken up in places.
Nevertheless we think we have got the text to better than the prescribed 99.95% accurate, with an expected error rate of less than eighty words in the 164,896 of the text. The action takes place at the end of the eighteenth century, and ends at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Will’s family originate from Shetland, a group of islands to the north of mainland Britain.
Kingston mistakenly believes that they speak Erse on Shetland, which is not the case: Erse is spoken in Ireland, being similar to the Gaelic spoken in parts of Scotland. The story moves along well, and is well-written.
The most outstanding part of the story is the number of times the hero is in a ship-wreck of one kind or another, so much so that it is muttered that he must be some kind of Jonah--an opportunity used by the author to put the religious view of such a string of coincidences. I think you’ll enjoy the book. for you. I know I have enjoyed transcribing it _________________________________________...





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