By William H. Longyard
A gripping compendium of noteworthy small-boat voyages remodeled the centuries." --John Harland, writer of Seamanship within the Age of Sail
A Speck at the Sea chronicles the best ocean voyages tried within the littlest boats. those feats include:
• Diego Mendezs voyage to rescue Columbus
• William Okeley's get away from slavery in a folding rowboat
• Ernest Shackleton's death-cheating journeys
• And extra.
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He could hear the shrieks. “God save Ireland,” Harper said again and made the sign of the cross. The central hundred feet of the bridge were now under water. Those hundred feet had been swept clear of people, but more were being forced into the gap that suddenly churned white as the drawbridge was sheared away from the rest of the bridge by the river’s pressure. The great span of the bridge reared up black, turned over and was swept seawards, and now there was no bridge across the Douro, but the people on the northern bank still did not know the roadway was cut and so they kept pushing and bullying their way onto the sagging bridge and those in front could not hold them back and instead were inexorably pushed into the broken gap where the white water seethed on the bridge’s shattered ends.
But who makes those rules, Luis? That is where the power lies. ” “France must not win,” Luis said again. ” Christopher sighed at his servant’s stupidity and decided to make things simpler for Luis to understand. ” “Then serve dinner this afternoon. ” Because Christopher had seen the light and now he would rewrite the rules. Sharpe stared ahead to where the dragoons had lifted four skiffs from the river and used them to make a barricade across the road. There was no way around the barricade which stretched between two houses, for beyond the right-hand house was the river and beyond the left was the steep hill where the French infantry approached, and there were more French infantry behind Sharpe, which meant the only way out of the trap was to go straight through the barricade.
Liutenant Colonel James Christopher was neither a lieutenant nor a colonel, though he had once served as a captain in the Lincolnshire Fencibles and still held that commission. He had been christened James Augustus Meredith Christopher and throughout his schooldays had been known as Jam. His father had been a doctor in the small town of Saxilby, a profession and a place that James Christopher liked to ignore, preferring to remember that his mother was second cousin to the Earl of Rochford, and it was Rochford’s influence that had taken Christopher from Cambridge University to the Foreign Office where his command of languages, his natural suavity and his quick intelligence had ensured a swift rise.
A Speck on the Sea: Epic Voyages in the Most Improbable Vessels by William H. Longyard