The Sea- Wolf

The Sea- Wolf (Paperback)

By Jack London 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 021712965X
EAN: 9780217129657
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 290
Publish Date: 2009-08-31
Binding: Paperback
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II I Seemed swinging in a mighty rhythm through orbit Tastness. Sparkling points of light spluttered and shot; past me. They were stars, I knew, and flaring cornets, that peopled my flight among the suns. As I reached the limit of my swing and prepared to rush back on the counter swing, a great gong struck and thundered. For an immeasurable period, lapped in the rippling of placid centuries, I enjoyed and pondered my tremendous flight. But a change came over the face of the dream, for a dream I told myself it must be. My rhythm grew shorter and shorter. I was jerked from swing to counter swing with irritating haste. I could scarcely catch my breath, Bo fiercely was I impelled through the heavens. The gong thundered more frequently and more furiously. I grew to await it with a nameless dread. Then it seemed as though I were being dragged over rasping sands, white and hot in the sun. This gave place to a sense of intolerable anguish. My skin was scorching in the torment of fire. The gong clanged and knelled. The sparkling points of light flashed past me in an interminable stream, as though the whole sidereal system were dropping into the void. I gasped, caught my breath painfully, and opened my eyes. Two men were kneeling beside me, working over me. My mighty rhythm was the lift and forward plunge of a ship on the sea. The terrific gong was a frying-pan, hanging; on the wall, that rattled and clattered with each leap of the ship. The rasping, scorching sands were a man's hard- hands chafing my naked chest. I squirmed under the pain of it, and half lifted my head. My chest was raw and red, and I could see tiny blood, globules starting through the torn and inflamed cuticle. That'll do, Yonson, one of the men said. Carn't yer see you've bloomin' well rubbed all the ...
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Title: The Sea- Wolf
Publisher: General Books
Author: Jack London
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 021712965X
EAN: 9780217129657
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 290
Publish Date: 2009-08-31
Binding: Paperback

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