Joshua Slocum's Sailing Alone around the World (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Joshua Slocum

The vintage shuttle narrative of a Don Quixote-of-the-seas – the 1st guy to circumnavigate the area singlehandedly.

Joshua Slocum’s autobiographical account of his solo journey all over the world is among the so much notable – and enjoyable – trip narratives of all time. surroundings off on my own from Boston aboard the thirty-six-foot wood sloop Spray in April 1895, Captain Slocum went directly to sign up for the ranks of the world’s nice circumnavigators – Magellan, Drake, and cook dinner. yet via circling the globe with out workforce or consorts, Slocum may outdo all of them: his three-year solo voyage of greater than 46,000 miles is still unrivaled in maritime background for its braveness, ability, and determination.

Sailing on my own round the World recounts Slocum’s outstanding adventures: hair-raising encounters with pirates off Gibraltar and savage Indians in Tierra del Fuego; raging tempests and treacherous coral reefs; flying fish for breakfast within the Pacific; and a hilarious stopover at with fellow explorer Henry Stanley in South Africa. A century later, Slocum’s incomparable ebook endures as one of many maximum narratives of experience ever written.

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Moveor his rebus omnibus, sed in eam partem uti salvi sint vobiscum ornnes, etiam si me vis aliqua oppresserit, potius quam et illi et nos una rei publicae peste pereamus. [4] Qua re, patres conscripti, incumbite ad salutem rei publicae, circumspicite omnis procellas quae impendent nisi providetis. Non Ti. Gracchus quod iterum tribunus plebis fieri voluit, non C. Gracchus quod agrarios concitare conatus est, non L. Saturninus quod C. Memmium occidit, in discrimen aliquod atque in vestrae severitatis iudicium adducitur: tenentur ei qui ad urbis incendium, ad vestram omnium caedem, ad Catilinam accipiendum Romae restiterunt.

Volturcium, atque huic esse ad Catilinam datas litteras, facultatem rnihi oblatam putavi ut (quod erat difficillimum quodque ego semper optabam ab dis immortalibus) tota res non solum a me sed etiam a senatu et a vobis manifesto deprenderetur. [5] Itaque hesterno die L. Flaccum et C. Pomptinum praetores, fortissimos atque amantissimos rei publicae viros, ad me vocavi, rem exposui, quid fieri placeret ostendi. Illi autem, qui omnia de re publica praeclara atque egregia sentirent, sine recusatione ac sine ulla mora negotium susceperunt et, cum advesperasceret, occulte ad pontem Mulvium pervenerunt atque ibi in proximis villis ita bipertito fuerunt ut Tiberis inter eos et pons interesset.

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