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Mon Apr 03 04:38:32 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Two Whalers, 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: The Two Whalers Adventures in the Pacific Author: W.H.G.
Kingston Release Date: October 31, 2007 [EBook #23260] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE TWO WHALERS *** Produced by Nick Hodson of London, England The Two Whalers; or, Adventures in the Pacific, by W.H.G.
Kingston. ________________________________________________________________________ Jack is a young teenager, who is being prepared for the sea.
He lives in Deal, a busy port in East Kent, and several well-found boats with good skippers hail from there.
After attending a nautical college, and obtaining first prize there, he goes to sea with Captain Hake in the -Eagle-.
He has already met Medley, another apprentice in the same vessel. They have difficulty getting out of the Thames Estuary and into the Channel, on account of the weather, but eventually they reach southern latitudes where again they have difficulty in rounding Cape Horn and getting into the Pacific.
Here begin a series of difficulties despite which they manage to catch some whales, and boil down the blubber, for its oil.
The difficulties include weather, mutineers, pirates, and separation of whaling boats from the mother ship. Eventually of course all problems are overcome, and they return to England, no doubt to go back to sea again soon after. ________________________________________________________________________ THE TWO WHALERS; OR, ADVENTURES IN THE PACIFIC, BY W.H.G.
KINGSTON. CHAPTER ONE. I hail from Deal, where my father was highly respected, not on account of his worldly wealth, for of that he had but small store, but because he...





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