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Suckling was not in the ship , nor had any person been apprized of the boy ' s
coming . He paced the deck the whole remainder of the day , without being
noticed by any one ; and it was not till the second day that somebody , as he
expressed it ...
He held it out as a reward , that if he attended well to his navigation , he should
go in the cutter and decked long - boat , which was attached to the commanding
officer ' s ship at Chatham . Thus he became a good pilot for vessels of that ...
ships were provided with a simple and excellent apparatus for distilling fresh from
salt water , the invention of Dr . Irving , who accompanied the expedition . It
consisted merely in fitting a tube to the ship ' s kettle , and applying a wet mop to
The next day there was not the smallest opening the ships were within less than
two lengths of each other , separated by ice , and neither having room to turn .
The ice , which the day before had been flat , and almost level with the water ' s ...
One night , during the mid - watch , he stole from the ship with one of his
comrades , taking advantage of a rising fog , and set off over the ice in pursuit of a
bear . It was not long before they were missed . The fog thickened , and Capt .
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Southey is perhaps best known as the friend of Wordsworth and Coleridge in their early "Lake Poet" days who wrote some often denigrated but in my experience readable verse fantasies (the Curse of ... Прочетете пълната рецензия