A Floating City. the Blockade Runners. Round the World in Eighty Days. Dr. Oxs Experiment Volume 7 Jules Verne

ISBN: 9781230220598

Published: September 12th 2013

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140 pages


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A Floating City. the Blockade Runners. Round the World in Eighty Days. Dr. Oxs Experiment Volume 7  by  Jules Verne

A Floating City. the Blockade Runners. Round the World in Eighty Days. Dr. Oxs Experiment Volume 7 by Jules Verne
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 140 pages | ISBN: 9781230220598 | 4.29 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... a lighthouse, whichMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... a lighthouse, which shone over the surrounding land. The passengers again invaded the upper decks and bridges.

All eyes were strained towards the coast, distant about six miles. They were waiting for the moment when the arrival of the pilot should settle the great pool business. It may be thought that those who had night quarters, and I was of the number, had given up all pretensions, and that those with the day quarters, except those included between four and six oclock, had no longer any chance. Before night the pilot would come on board and settle this affair, so that all the interest was now concentrated in the seven or eight persons to whom fate had attributed the next quarters.

The latter were taking advantage of their good luck--selling, buying, and reselling their chances, bartering with such energy one might almost have faniced oneself in the Royal Exchange. At sixteen minutes past four a small schooner, bearing towards the steamship, was signaled to starboard. There was no longer any possible doubt of its being the pilots boat, and he would be on board in fourteen or fifteen minutes at the most. The struggle was now between the possessors of the second and third quarters from four to five oclock.

Demands and offers were made with renewed vivacity. Then absurd wagers were laid even on the pilots person, the tenor of which I have faithfully given. Ten dollars that the pilot is married. Twenty that he is a widower. Thirty dollars that he has a mustache. Sixty that he has a wart on his nose. A hundred dollars that he will step on board with his right foot first. He will smoke.

He will have a pipe in his mouth. No! a cigar. No! Yes! No! And twenty other wagers quite as ridiculous, which found those more...



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