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The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish Man (Volume 2); Relating Particularly, His Shipwreck Near the South Pole His Extraordinary Conveya

The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish Man (Volume 2); Relating Particularly, His Shipwreck Near the South Pole His Extraordinary Conveya

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Excerpt from book: CHAP. II. Peter fettles the Formality of his Father's Reception; Defcription of their Anarch, and alighting, receives his Father; conducts him to the Grotto ; offers to beg Pardon for his Marriage; it prevented by Pendlehannby; Youwarkee not known in Englifh Habit; Quarters the Officers in tht Tent. MY Mind ran fo all Night upon fettling the Formality with which I fhould receive Pendlebamh, that I got little or no Reft. In the Morning I fpread my Table in as neat a manner as I could, and having drefled myfelf, Pedro, Jemmy, and David, we marched to the Plain ; myfelf carrying a Chair, and each of them a Stool. I was drefled in a Cinnamon-coloured Gold-button Coat, Scarfet Warftcoat, Velvet Breeches, white Silk Stockings, the Campain-wig flowing,. a Gold-laced Hat and Feather, Point Cravat, Silver Sword, and over all my Cloak: As for my Sons, they had the Cloaths my Wife made before flie went. When we heard them coming, I marfhalled the Children in the Order they were to fit, and charged them to do as they faw me do ; but to keep rather a half Pace backwarder than me ; and then fitting down in my Chair, I ordered Pedro to his Stool on my Right-hand, and "Jemmy to his on my Left, and David to the Left of 'Jemmy. I then fent two of the Meflengers to meet them, with Inftruclions to let Youwarkee know where I waited for them, that they might alight ?t a fmall Diftance before they came to me. This fhe having communicated to her Father, the Order ran through the whole Corps immediately, when and where to alight. It will be impoffible for me, by Words, to raifer your Ideas adequate to the Grandeur of the Appearance this Body of Men made, coming over the Rock ; but, as I perceive your Curiofity is on the Stretch to comprehend it, I fhall faintly aim at gratifying you. Aft...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217392709
Publisher: General Books
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 3 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217392709
Publisher Date: 04 Feb 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 64
Series Title: English
Weight: 132 gr
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