This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1841. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... who had heen made a prisoner by a hostile tribe of Indians, gave the company an account of the hardships he had suffered during his detention among them. His young wife, who had shared in his captivity, sat by his side during the recital. THE STORY OF MR. KEITH'S CAPTIVITY AMONG THE AMERICAN INDIANS. In the month of August, 1790,1 proceeded down the Ohio river, in a large boat, with a young wife, to whom I had been married a twelvemonth, and a child of three months old that she carried in her arms. I was transporting my family and effects from Log's Town to Fishing Creek, where I had purchased a mill, which stood hard by the Falls. We felt some little regret on leaving our old abode. There is a certain attachment to place and things, by which a town, a house, or a tree, have an influence over the mind. Log's Town is not an enviable place of residence. Yet I doubt whether baron Trenk left his dungeon without some degree of pensiveness. Our feet clung to the threshold of the door of our old house. My wife gazed with wildness at the locust-tree, under whose shade she had so often sat with me, and listened to the mocking-bird's song; and I saw a tear fall from her eye upon the child that slept at her bosom. A couple of negroes, Jack and Cuffey, rowed our canoe, and I undertook to steer her. Towards evening we had reached a broad part of the Ohio; the current ran strong in our favour; and there was less occasion for rowing, than to keep the canoe in the middle of the river. The moon, in solemn majesty, was rising from the woods; the fire-fly was on the wing, and the banks of the Ohio echoed with the incessant and melancholy cry of the whip-poor-will. "Massa Keith I" cried the negro Cufley, "something not aright. Something scare whip-poor-will. She cry like a...
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Book Description Tops'l Books, Berks, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Illustrated by Peter Stuckey (illustrator). Good to very good in paperback; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 38239
Book Description Tops'l, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. 1984. Tops'l. Soft Cover. Book-VG. Illustrated. Bookseller Inventory # 1792895
Book Description Tops'l Books, London, 1984. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Good condition, clean and bright internally, book has slight shelf wear with a few faint creases and markings. The only surviving contemporary comic work about the Nelsonian navy, still good fun and now also provides a valuable first hand picture of naval life and manners of the period. Published in 1984. Bookseller Inventory # 7014178
Book Description Tops'l Books 14/10/1984, 1984. Book Condition: Very Good. This Paperback edition is in a good clean condition. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 110443-11
Book Description Tops'l Books, Sulhamstead, 1984, 1984. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition. Paperback. Paperback,very good. Bookseller Inventory # A160021
Book Description Tops'l Books, England, 1984. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Thus. Pictorial card covers, b&w illstns by Peter Stuckey. Unmarked. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Soft Cover. Bookseller Inventory # 023992
Book Description Tops'l Books, Sulhamstead, UK, 1984. Card covers. 159 Pp. Cover design and sketches by Peter Stuckey Introductory chapters and glossary by Colin Elliott. A comic, saucy novel about the sailing navy written by one of its midshipmen. Complete with historical introduction and glossary. Previous owner's bookplate inside front cover. Covers worn. Bookseller Inventory # 34342
Book Description Tops'l, 1984. Paperback. | 8¼" x 5¾". 160pp. | Introductory chapters and glossary by Colin Elliott. Cover design and sketches by Peter Stuckey. "The Post Captain" is different and unique among sailing navy novels in being funny. It is almost certainly the only surviving contemporary humorous sea story of the Nelson period. It first made its appearance while England was still agog with the news of Trafalgar and Nelson not yet buried. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Upper wrapper slighty curled with creasing to the corners. A somewhat scuffed and faded appearance overall. Text complete, clean and tight. Bookseller Inventory # 150644
Book Description Tops'l Books, SULHAMSTEAD, BERKSHIRE UK, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. PETER STUCKEY(COVER DESIGN AND INTERIOR SKETCHES) (illustrator). First Thus. A comic novel first published in 1805(the year of Trafalgar). The author was a midshipman on a Frigate. The book caricatures his superior officers and their actions in combat and in love. A romp of a novel and also a useful guide to life in the Nelsonian Navy. With a historical context introduction and a glossary. 157 pages. Black and white illustrations. Slight wear on cover edges. Clean, tight pages. Strong binding. No inscriptions. Bookseller Inventory # 006184