By Richard Hughes
At the excessive seas of the Caribbean, a relatives of English little ones is determined unfastened – despatched by means of their mom and dad from their domestic in Jamaica to obtain the civilising results of britain. whilst their send is captured by means of pirates, the exciting cruise maintains because the kids move their affections from one batch of sailors to a different. Innocence is their safety, yet as lifestyles within the care of pirates finds its risks, the occasions which spread start to tackle a savagely indifferent caliber.
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What are these general sensations? I plead guilty before you of having been truly possessed by light, truly possessed by water. My rccreation, my only recreation, was the purest of all; swimming. I made a kind of poem about it, a poem that I call involuntary since I did not go so far as to give it form and write it down. When I made it, it was not my intention to sing of the state of swimming but to describe it—which is quite a different thing—and it verged upon poetic form only because the subject, swimming, moves and has its being in the heart of poetry.
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He had learned the slang of the English populace and more particularly the slang of criminals. All the same, he followed the English literary movement of that age with the same passion. He was one of the first to make known in France such men as Meredith, Stevenson and many others. He corresponded with several of these writers, and when I left for London in 1894 he gave me a precious letter of introduction to George Meredith, whom he had never yet seen himself. During my stay, I lived a long way off the center, in the Highbury district.
A High Wind In Jamaica (Vintage Classics) by Richard Hughes