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Cast Away in the Cold An Old Man's Story of a Young Man's Adventures, as Related by Captain John Hardy, Mariner   By: (1832-1881)

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CAST AWAY IN THE COLD:

An Old Man's Story of a Young Man's Adventures, as Related by Captain John Hardy, Mariner.

[Illustration]

by DR. ISAAC I. HAYES, Author of "An Arctic Boat Journey," "The Open Polar Sea," Etc.

Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1868, by Ticknor and Fields, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. PAGE Relates how an Ancient Mariner met three Little People and promised them a Little Story 1

CHAPTER II.

Captain John Hardy, otherwise Ancient Mariner, otherwise Old Man 8

CHAPTER III.

Which shows the Old Man to be a Man of his Word 11

CHAPTER IV.

The Old Man, having related to the Little People how the Young Man went to Sea, now proceeds to tell what the Young Man did there 24

CHAPTER V.

In which the Ancient Mariner, continuing his Story, borrows an Illustration from the "Ancient Mariner" of Song, and then proceeds to tell how they went into the Cold, and were cast away there 34

CHAPTER VI.

The Old Man meets the Little People under Peculiar Circumstances, and relates to them how the Young Man, being cast away in the Cold, rescued a Shipmate, and also other Matters, which, if put into this Title, would spoil the Story altogether 50

CHAPTER VII.

In which the Reader will discover, as the Little People did, how a Life was saved, and a Life was begun 68

CHAPTER VIII.

In which the Mariner's Rest and the Ancient Mariner himself receive Particular Attention 85

CHAPTER IX.

Contains a Recovery, a Discovery, and a Disappointment 90

CHAPTER X.

Shows how Some Things may be done as well as Others, with God's Help and with much Perseverance 100

CHAPTER XI.

In which the Little People are convinced of the Goodness of Providence, as the Reader ought to be, seeing that to be cast away is not to be forsaken 114

CHAPTER XII.

Relates how a Desert Island became a Rock of Good Hope, and other Hopeful Matters which to be understood must be read of 131

CHAPTER XIII.

The Ancient Mariner takes the Little People on a Little Voyage; and the Little People become convinced that an Arctic Winter, and Aurora Borealis, and an Ancient Mariner, are very Wonderful Things 144

CHAPTER XIV.

Proves the Ingenuity of Seals, and shows that the Great Polar Bear is no Respecter of Persons 162

CHAPTER XV.

Shows, among other Curious Matters, that two Boys are better than one, and that Pluck is a Good Thing, especially when Polar Bears are around 177

CHAPTER XVI.

Covers a Long Period of Time, and shows, among other Things, how a Race may be lost at Both Ends 191

CHAPTER XVII.

A very Peculiar Person appears and disappears, and the Castaways are filled alternately with Hope and Fear 207

CHAPTER XVIII.

A Number of Peculiar People appear, and the Castaways disappear from the Rock of Good Hope 222

CHAPTER XIX.

The Peculiar People proving to be Savages, the Castaways seize the First Opportunity to leave them, not relishing their Company 238

CHAPTER XX.

Brings the Holidays of the Little People and the Story of the Old Man to an End 254

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