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Laperouse

By Scott, Ernest

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Book Id: WPLBN0000104018
Format Type: PDF eBook
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Laperouse  
Author: Scott, Ernest
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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Scott, E. (n.d.). Laperouse. Retrieved from http://www.netlibrary.net/


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CHAPTER I: It was an uninspiring bit of street: narrow, paved with cobble; hot and noisy in summer, reeking with unwholesome mud during the drizzling and snow-slimed months of winter. It looked anything this May after noon except a starting-place for drama. But, then, the great dramas of life often avoid the splendid estates and trappings with which conventional romance would equip them, and have their beginnings in unlikeliest environment; and thence sweep on to a noble, consuming tragedy, or to a glorious unfolding of souls. Life is a composite of contradictions -- a puzzle to the wisest of us: the lily lifting its graceful purity aloft may have its roots in a dunghill. Samson's dead lion putrefying by a roadside is ever and again being found to be a storehouse of wild honey. We are too accustomed to the ordinary and the obvious to consider that beauty or worth may, after bitter travail, grow out of that which is ugly and unpromising.

Table of Contents
· DEDICATION · FOREWORD · Chapter I. FAMILY, YOUTH and INFLUENCES · Chapter II. THE FRENCH NAVAL OFFICER. · Chapter III. THE LOVE STORY OF LAPEROUSE. · Chapter IV. THE VOYAGE OF EXPLORATION. · Chapter V. THE EARLY PART OF THE VOYAGE. · Chapter VI. LAPEROUSE IN THE PACIFIC. · Chapter VII. AT BOTANY BAY. · Chapter VIII. THE MYSTERY, AND THE SECRET OF THE SEA. · Chapter IX. CAPTAIN DILLON'S DISCOVERY. · Chapter X. THE FAME OF LAPEROUSE.

 

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