By George Manville Fenn, Gordon Browne, R.I.
George Manville Fenn (1831-1909) used to be a British author. He labored as a instructor in Lincolnshire, until eventually he turned printer, editor and writer of varied magazines. He had 8 young ones together with his spouse Susanna Leake, whom he had married in 1855. such a lot of his works are experience tales for younger readers, that includes Explorers, Smugglers, younger Adventurers and Seamen. His grownup novels supply serious social statement on Victorian England, in particular reconsidering financial questions. His works contain: Hollowdell Grange (1866), Featherland (1866), Christmas Penny Readings (1867), The Blue Dragoons (1875), a bit global (1877), Begumbagh (1879), Bunyip Land (1880), My sufferers (1883), The Golden Magnet (1884), The Chaplain's Craze (1886), Quicksilver (1888), woman Maude's Mania (1890), The Weathercock (1892), actual Gold (1894), The Queen's Scarlet (1895), The Black Tor (1896), a lady worthy successful (1898), Draw Swords! (1898), A purple Crime (1899), The King's Sons (1900), Fitz the Filibuster (1903) and others.
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All at once I saw something fall into one of the canoes, which immediately sank, and eight of its occupants were left struggling in the water. To my great relief I saw a small boat rowed round from the other side of the little vessel, evidently, as I thought, to go to the help of the poor creatures; but, to my horror, I saw that two men stood up in the boat, and, as it was rowed, they struck at the swimming men with heavy bars, and dragged them one by one into the boat. I saw four saved like this, and then the boat was rowed rapidly in pursuit of the other four, who were swimming as hard as they could, as they tried to overtake the canoes, whose occupants were making for the shore.
Cried the captain. “I’ll steer you close in. ” I nodded, and held the lance ready poised as we drew nearer and nearer, and I was ready with set teeth and every nerve tingling to deliver the thrust, when whish! splash! the brute gave its tail a tremendous lash, and darted away, swimming along with its back fin ploughing the water, and apparently as strong as ever. “Only his flurry, my lad. ” The men rowed hard, and the boat danced over the swell, rising up one slope, gliding down another, or so it seemed to me.
Oh, I don’t know that I’ve got any more to say about it,” said Jack Penny to me as we sat next day in the bows of the schooner, with our legs dangling over the side. ” “Yes, I do,” he said. “Nonsense, Jack! ” I said warmly. ” “Don’t you talk nonsense then, and don’t you be so crusty. ” I said. ” he drawled. ” “I’m glad you brought your Jew’s-harp,” I said ironically. “So am I,” he said drily. “Yah! I know: you’re grinning at me, but a Jew’s-harp ain’t a bad thing when you’re lonely like, all by yourself, keeping sheep and nobody to speak to for a week together but Gyp.