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Tue Apr 04 21:33:39 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of A Boy’s Voyage Round the World, by The Son of Samuel Smiles 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: A Boy’s Voyage Round the World Author: The Son of Samuel Smiles Editor: Samuel Smiles Release Date: January 17, 2008 [EBook #24345] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK A BOY’S VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD *** Produced by Thierry Alberto, Diane Monico, and The Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net A BOY’S VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD EDITED BY SAMUEL SMILES, LL.D. AUTHOR OF ’SELF-HELP,’ ETC. LONDON JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET 1905 [Illustration: OUTWARD BOUND.
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27.] PREFACE. I have had pleasure in editing this little book, not only because it is the work of my youngest son, but also because it contains the results of a good deal of experience of life under novel aspects, as seen by young, fresh, and observant eyes. How the book came to be written is as follows: The boy, whose two years’ narrative forms the subject of these pages, was at the age of Tue Apr 04 21:33:39 2017 2 sixteen seized with inflammation of the lungs, from which he was recovering so slowly and unsatisfactorily, that I was advised by London physicians to take him from the business he was then learning in Yorkshire, and send him on a long sea voyage.
Australia was recommended, because of the considerable time occupied in making the voyage by sailing ship, and also because of the comparatively genial and uniform temperature while at sea. He was accordingly sent out to Melbourne by one of Money Wigram’s ships in the winter of 1868-9, with directions either to return by the same ship or, if the opportunity presented itself, to rem...





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