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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: Tales of the Sea And of our Jack Tars Author: W.H.G.
Kingston Illustrator: Stephen Miller; Engraver: T.
Robertson Release Date: November 6, 2007 [EBook #23378] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK TALES OF THE SEA *** Produced by Nick Hodson of London, England Tales of the Sea, by W.H.G.
Kingston. ________________________________________________________________________ This is a collection of nine stories, some short, and some not so short. They are all very good reading, and Kingston seems to be at his best in the short story mode.
You will probably enjoy the two episodes from the life of -Uncle Boz-, that form the second story, especially the first, when he organises the rescue of the crew and passengers of a vessel that is wrecked near his house on a stormy Christmas Day. The first story, -Happy Jack-, is by far the longest, occupying one third of the whole book.
Jack, in spite of the desires of his lawyer father, goes to sea, where he has many adventures, culminating in an event in which he was presumed to have perished.
Very short of money, and looking somewhat dishevelled, he reaches home, where he is not recognised by his sisters, but a girl who was being brought up by the family, and who was mutually interested in Jack, does recognise him, and he is given a proper welcome home. ________________________________________________________________________ TALES OF THE SEA, BY W.H.G.
KINGSTON. STORY ONE, CHAPTER 1. HAPPY JACK. Have any of you made a passage on board a steamer between London and Leith? If you have, you will have seen no small number of brigs and br...

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