A Double Thread

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D. Appleton, 1900 - 418 pages

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Page 420 - It is immense — there is no other word. I've never read anything that equals it in its deep-sea wonder and mystery, nor do I think that any book before has so completely covered the whole business of whale-fishing, and, at the same time, given such real and new sea pictures. I congratulate you most heartily. It's a new world you've opened the door to.
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Page 422 - This is a love story, simple, tender and pretty as one would care to read. The action throughout is brisk and pleasing; the characters, it Is apparent at once, are as true to life as though the author had known them all personally. Simple in all its situations, the story is worked up in that touching and quaint strain which never grows wearisome, no matter how often the lights and shadows of love are introduced. It rings true, and does not tax the imagination."— Boston Herald.
Page 420 - The Cruise of the Cachalot" and " Idylls of the Sea" presents in this new work the continuous story of the actual experiences of his first four years at sea. In graphic and picturesque phrases he has sketched the events of voyages to the West Indies, to Bombay and the Coromandel coast, to Melbourne and Rangoon. Nothing could be of more absorbing interest than this wonderfully vivid account of foks'l humanity, and the adventures and strange sights and experiences attendant upon deep-sea voyages. It...
Page 422 - Wales has long waited for her novelist, but he seems to have come at last in the person of Mr. Allen Raine, who has at once proved himself a worthy interpreter and exponent of the romantic spirit of his country. ' ' — London Daily Mail. By Berwen Banks. " Mr. Raine enters into the lives and traditions of the people, and herein lies the charm of his stories." — Chicago Tribune. "Interesting from the beginning, and grows more so as it proceeds.
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