The Story of Jack, the Hermit of the White Mountains (Classic Reprint)

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Aye, sir! These summer days when travelers come And laugh and joke here in my humble ship, And ask me why I made this place my home, 'tis but the dregs, another bitter sip, Beg pardon, though, I'm steering wild, I guess, So now I'll start upon the other tack; I may sheer off a few points more or less, But save your patience and I'll steer right back.

My parents died when I was twelve years old, In London I was left without a friend, My whole possessions were one pound in gold And hopes that Fate would something better send. I scorned the institutions that were free, And feared that I might yet be sent to school My whole ambition was to go to sea, I went, - and there is where I played the fool.

Barefooted, with my bundle I would trot For days and days around the London docks; Do you want a boy, sir? And all I got For answer was hard words and harder knocks. At last one day when hope was almost dead, And tired and homesick I sat down to cry, A little girl came toddling up, and said: Don't cry, poor boy, you 's lost and so is I.

And so she was, the bonny little dear; Her eyes were blue, her hair like shining gold.

She'd Come to look for daddy's ship down here, Her name was Mary, and just five years old.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - James E. Mitchell


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9780331311662

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.5 cm

Page Count - 31


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9781333414023

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.2 cm

Page Count - 33

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