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Swept Out to Sea Or, Clint Webb Among the Whalers   By: (1869-)

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SWEPT OUT TO SEA

Or Clint Webb Among the Whalers

by

W. BERT FOSTER

Author of The Frozen Ship; or, Clint Webb Among the Sealers. From Sea to Sea; or, Clint Webb on the Windjammer. The Ocean Express; or, Clint Webb and the Sea Tramp

[Illustration: I Caught Sight of a Big Ship With a Wonderful Lot of Canvas Set (Swept Out to Sea) (Chapter 28)]

Chicago M. A. Donohue & Co.

Copyright 1913 by M. A. Donohue & Company

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I In Which My Cousin and I Have a Serious Falling Out 7 II In Which is Shown the Result of a Bad Beginning 15 III In Which I am Anxious to Learn the Particulars of a Matter of Fourteen Years Standing 22 IV In Which Ham Mayberry Reveals His Suspicions 34 V In Which the Old Coachman Goes Somewhat Into Details 43 VI In Which is Related a Conversation With My Mother 49 VII In Which I Put Two and Two Together and Sleep Aboard the Wavecrest 57 VIII In Which An Expected Comedy Proves to be a Tragedy 65 IX In Which I See the Day Dawn Upon a Deserted Ocean 72 X In Which I Find a Most Remarkable Haven 82 XI In Which I Am a Terrified Witness of a Wonderful Phenomenon 92 XII In Which I Find Myself Bound for Southern Seas 107 XIII In Which Tom Anderly Relates a Story That Arouses My Interest 119 XIV In Which I Hear for the First Time the Whalers' Battle Cry 133 XV In Which We "Strike On" 142 XVI In Which There is Some Information and Much Excitement 150 XVII In Which I Come Very Near Going Out of the Story 159 XVIII In Which We Realize the "Grind" of the Whaleman's Life 164 XIX In Which is Reported a Series of Misadventures 172 XX In Which Our Chapter of Bad Luck is Continued 180 XXI In Which the Wavecrest Sets Sail Again 186 XXII In Which We Sail the Silver River and I See a Face I Know 193 XXIII In Which I begin to Wonder "Is It Me, or Is It Not Me?" 198 XXIV In Which I Get Acquainted With Captain Adoniram Tugg 208 XXV In Which I Follow the Beckoning Finger of a Spectre 215 XXVI In Which the Sea Spell Goes Ashore on a Most Unfriendly Coast 222 XXVII In Which We Find the Natives More Unfriendly Than the Coast 232 XXVIII In Which are Related Several Disappointments 239 XXIX In Which I Am Not the Only Person Surprised 245 XXX In Which I at Last Set My Face Homeward with Determination 253

SWEPT OUT TO SEA or CLINT WEBB AMONG THE WHALERS

CHAPTER I

IN WHICH MY COUSIN AND I HAVE A SERIOUS FALLING OUT

The wind had died to just a breath, barely filling the canvas of the Wavecrest. We were slowly making the mouth of the inlet at Bolderhead after a day's fishing. Occasionally as the fitful breeze swooped down the sloop made a pretty little run, then she'd sulk, with the sail flapping, till another puff came. I lay in the stern with my hand on the tiller, half asleep, while Paul Downes, my cousin, was stretched forward of the mast, wholly in dreamland. A little roll of the sloop as she tacked, almost threw him into the water and he awoke with a snarl and sat up... Continue reading book >>




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