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In Eastern Seas

Author:J. J. Smith

Publication date:2016-08-15

ISBN:1160005000159

Language:English

Abstract:

To write something which shall please one's own friends is one thing; to undertake the task of pleasing anybody else is another; and, I take it, a far more difficult one. The writer of the following pages never sought to sail beyond the peaceful and well-marked area of the first, until induced—at t...
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To write something which shall please one's own friends is one thing; to undertake the task of pleasing anybody else is another; and, I take it, a far more difficult one. The writer of the following pages never sought to sail beyond the peaceful and well-marked area of the first, until induced—at the suggestions of his shipmates, though against his better judgment—to venture on the dark and tempest-swept ocean of the second. The only originality claimed for the narrative is that of introducing such a manifestly inferior production to your notice. Shipmates, my little bark is frail; deal gently with her, and—let me ask it as a special favor—do not blow too fiercely on her untried sails. Much depends on the title of a book. Does it convey an adequate idea of the subject-matter? I would claim for mine at least that merit; for is not every sea over which we have voyaged to the eastward of England?

Book catalogue

  • COPYRIGHT

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  • IN EASTERN SEAS; OR, THE COMMISSION OF H.M.S. "IRON DUKE," Flag-ship in China, 1878-83.

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  • PREFACE.

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  • CONTENTS.

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  • CHAPTER I.

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  • CHAPTER II.

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  • CHAPTER III.

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  • CHAPTER IV.

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  • CHAPTER V.

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  • CHAPTER VI.

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  • CHAPTER VII.

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  • CHAPTER VIII.

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  • CHAPTER IX.

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  • CHAPTER X.

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  • CHAPTER XI.

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  • CHAPTER XII.

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  • CHAPTER XIII.

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  • CHAPTER XIV.

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  • CHAPTER XV.

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  • APPENDIX A.

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  • APPENDIX B.

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