By George Manville Fenn, Gordon Browne, R.I.
George Manville Fenn (1831-1909) was once a British author. He labored as a instructor in Lincolnshire, till he grew to become printer, editor and writer of varied magazines. He had 8 teenagers together with his spouse Susanna Leake, whom he had married in 1855. such a lot of his works are event tales for younger readers, that includes Explorers, Smugglers, younger Adventurers and Seamen. His grownup novels provide serious social statement on Victorian England, specially reconsidering monetary questions. His works contain: Hollowdell Grange (1866), Featherland (1866), Christmas Penny Readings (1867), The Blue Dragoons (1875), a bit international (1877), Begumbagh (1879), Bunyip Land (1880), My sufferers (1883), The Golden Magnet (1884), The Chaplain's Craze (1886), Quicksilver (1888), girl Maude's Mania (1890), The Weathercock (1892), actual Gold (1894), The Queen's Scarlet (1895), The Black Tor (1896), a lady worthy profitable (1898), Draw Swords! (1898), A red Crime (1899), The King's Sons (1900), Fitz the Filibuster (1903) and others.
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There it lies,” he said, pointing north-east. ” “Looks a nicer place than our land,” said Jack Penny, as I stood with him gazing wonderingly at the forest and mountain scenery that hour by hour grew more clear. ” The day glided on with the look-out growing more and more interesting; and at last, when we were pretty near, we could see the other schooner had outsailed us, and was within a short distance of a scattered collection of huts; while a little crowd of the natives was on the sandy beach busily launching their canoes, in which they paddled out towards the other vessel.
I don’t remember much about that dive, except that the water made a great deal of noise in my ears, for the next thing that occurred seemed to be that I was lying on my back, with the back of my neck aching, while the doctor was pumping my arms up and down in a remarkably curious manner. ” I said quickly; and then again in a sharp angry voice, “Be quiet, will you? ” said the captain, who seemed to be swollen and clumsy looking. “Better? ” “Floating alongside,” said the doctor, wiping the great drops of perspiration from his forehead.
The man made a convulsive spring, and fell back on the edge of the bulwarks, where he seemed to give a writhe, and then, before a hand could reach him, there was a loud splash, and he had disappeared in the sea. We all rushed to the side, but the water was thick from the effects of the storm, and we could not for a few moments make out anything. Then all at once the swarthy, convulsed face of the man appeared above the wave, and he began to swim towards the side, yelling for help. ” said the skipper, smiling, “that’s about put him out.
Bunyip Land (Illustrated Edition) by George Manville Fenn, Gordon Browne, R.I.