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Mon Apr 03 04:37:05 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of Saved from the Sea, 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: Saved from the Sea The Loss of the Viper, and her Crew’s Saharan Adventures Author: W.H.G.
Kingston Illustrator: Riou Release Date: May 16, 2007 [EBook #21488] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK SAVED FROM THE SEA *** Produced by Nick Hodson of London, England Saved from the Sea, The Loss of the Viper, and her Crew’s Saharan Adventures, by W.H.G.
Kingston. ________________________________________________________________________ The books starts off with a young Grammar-School boy being introduced to the local tailor, who is also a bit of a linguist.
Our hero, and his friend Halliday, learn Arabic with the tailor.
This turns out later on to have been very fortunate.
Our hero and his friend are taken on as midshipmen on a frigate, where they are well trained.
They spend three years at sea, and have the chance of visiting various ports in the Eastern Mediterranean, and also of getting to Cairo. However their next appointment is to the -Viper-, a brig which is barely stable.
They almost upset on one occasion, and then really do sink when off the coast of Africa.
Our friends and a couple of other seamen are lucky enough to have got off on a simple raft, though all the rest of the crew perish.
Hungry and thirsty they find themselves on a sandbank at a considerable distance from the mainland.
And it is at this point that their adventures really begin. The book is copiously illustrated with engravings, some of which are very nice when viewed with the pdf version of the book, but which are not always so good in the html version.
Although the name of the illustrator i...





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