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Heroes of Unknown Seas and Savage Lands

By: J. W. Buel

... HEROES OF UNKNOWN SEAS AND SAVAGE LANDS By J. W. BUEL, Author of "The Beautiful Story," "The Story of Man," "The Living World," "Russ... ..." "The Story of Man," "The Living World," "Russia and Siberia," etc. A RECORD OF THE FINDING OF ALL LANDS And Descriptions of the First Visits Made ... ...NDS And Descriptions of the First Visits Made by Europeans to the Wild Races of the World; FOLLOWING THE FOOTSTEPS OF ADVANCING CIVILIZATION FROM T... ...- The Island of St. Domingo -- Ambitions of its Governor -- The subjugation of Cuba by Velasquez -- The escapades of Cortez -- He joins the expedition... ...uba by Velasquez -- The escapades of Cortez -- He joins the expedition against Cuba -- Religion and effeminacy of the Cubans -- The burning of an hero... ... Cubans -- The burning of an heroic chief -- Settlements and cities founded in Cuba -- Cortez the hero/of a love adventure -- Expeditions to Yucatan -... ...breeze, and when the breeze is blowing will curse the whistlers, lest by their musical efforts a storm should, be provoked. He will not tell the numbe... ...ries of magnificent scenery, composers have made it familiar to the lovers of music in more than one famous opera. The story is told with variations ... ...night was there, nor heat of the sun; pleasant prospects charmed the eye; soft music from unseen sources fascinated the ear; every flower was fragrant...

...Thrilling narratives of voyages, discoveries, adventures, battles, darings and sufferings of the heroic characters, bold explorers and dauntless spirits who have made ocean history and established christian supremacy over the most savage lands of...

...The Rolling Stone of History. -- Surprising revelations -- Ancient Cities that are now no more -- Effects of Cataclysms upon the human race -- The rise and fall of nations -- Cave dwellers who became masters of the world -- The first boats -- ...

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Two Years before the Mast, And Twenty-Four Years After: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea

By: Richard Henry Dana

...oks ' 2001, Global Language Resources, Inc. Two Years Before the Mast Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 CHAPTER I — DEPARTURE . . . . ... .... . . 13 CHAPTER V — CAPE HORN—A VISIT . . . . . . . . 18 CHAPTER VI — LOSS OF A MAN—SUPERSTITION . . . . . . . . 21 CHAPTER VII — JUAN FERNANDEZ—T... ...ES—DISCONTENT—SAN PEDRO CHAPTER XV — A FLOGGING—A NIGHT ON SHORE—THE STATE OF THINGS ON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 BOARD—SAN DIEGO . . . . ... ...long time heaving at the windlass, and I listened for nearly an hour to the musical notes of a Sandwich Islander, called Mahannah, who ‘‘sang out’’... ...fandango at which I was afterwards present, and where they mustered all the music they could find, there were three violins and two guitars, and no o... ... a time and money saving people, but have not yet, as a nation, learned that music may be ‘‘turned to account.’’ We pulled the long distances to and f... ...fter the tradewinds left us, while we were in the latitude of the island of Cuba, we had a specimen of a true tropical thunder storm. A light breez...

...Excerpt: CHAPTER I; DEPARTURE -- The fourteenth of August was the day fixed upon for the sailing of the brig Pilgrim on her voyage from Boston round Cape Horn to the western coast of North America. As she was to get under weigh early in the afternoon, I made my appearance ...

...Table of Contents: CHAPTER I ? DEPARTURE, 1 -- CHAPTER II ? FIRST IMPRESSIONS???SAIL HO!??, 3 -- CHAPTER III ? SHIP?S DUTIES?TROPICS, 6 -- CHAPTER IV ? A ROGUE?TROUBLE ON BOARD???LAND -- HO!???POMPERO?CAPE HORN, 9 -- CHAPTER V ? CA...

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