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Marriage at Sea

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Herbert Barclay is desperately in love with Grace Bellassys, but a number of factors stand in the way of their happiness, the biggest of which is the person of Lady Amelia Roscoe, Grace's guardian. Lady Amelia has several objections to the union, one of which is the fact that Herbert is not a Papist, and to separate the two young people, she has sent Grace to school in France. The two decide to elope, but this is just the start of the adventure...

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A MARRIAGE AT SEA

BY

W. CLARK RUSSELL

METHUEN & CO. LTD.

36 ESSEX STREET, W.C.

LONDON

First Issued in this Cheap Form in 1919

This Book was First Published (Two Vols.) . . . February 1891

Second Edition (One Vol.) . . . . . . . . . . . February 1892

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I. THE RUE DE MAQUETRA II. THE ELOPEMENT III. AT SEA IV. SWEETHEARTS IN A DANDY V. DIRTY WEATHER VI. SWEETHEARTS IN A STORM VII. THE CARTHUSIAN VIII. OUTWARD BOUND IX. WE ARE MUCH OBSERVED X. A SINGULAR PROPOSAL XI. GRACE CONSENTS XII. A MARRIAGE AT SEA XIII. THE MERMAID XIV. HOMEWARD BOUND XV. THE END POSTSCRIPT

A MARRIAGE AT SEA

CHAPTER I

THE RUE DE MAQUETRA

My dandy rigged yacht, the Spitfire , of twenty six tons, lay in Boulogne harbour, hidden in the deep shadow of the wall against which she floated. It was a breathless night, dark despite the wide spread of cloudless sky that was brilliant with stars. It was hard upon the hour of midnight, and low down where we lay we heard but dimly such sounds of life as was still abroad in the Boulogne streets... Continue reading book >>


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