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The Ghost Ship - A Mystery of the Sea (Supernatural fiction) - (Illustrated awful pictures) [Kindle Edition]

John C. Hutcheson

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Book Description

The Star of the North

The sun sank below the horizon that evening in a blaze of ruby and gold.
It flooded the whole ocean to the westward, right up to the very zenith, with a wealth of opalescent light that transformed sea and sky alike into a living glory, so grand and glorious was the glowing harmony of kaleidoscopic coloring which lit up the arc of heaven and the wide waste of water beneath, stretching out and afar beyond ken. Aye, and a coloring, too, that changed its hue each instant with marvelous rapidity, tint alternating with tint, and tone melting into tone in endless succession and variety!

Throughout the day the weather had looked more than threatening. From an early hour of the morning the wind had been constantly veering and shifting, showing a strong inclination to back; and now the sea was getting up and the white horses of Neptune had already begun to gambol over the crests of the swelling billows, which heaved up and down as they rolled onward with a heavy moaning sound, like one long, deep-drawn sigh!

It looked as if the old monarch below, angered by the teasing of the frolicsome zephyrs, was gradually working himself up into a passion, which would vent itself, most probably, ere long in a much more telling fashion than by this melancholy moan, so different to the sea-god’s usual voice of thunder!

Yes, it looked threatening enough in all conscience!

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 785 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0554191334
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006VZ3GV8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,021,770 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Horribly racist 3 Aug. 2011
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This starts out as an eh 3-star story.

There is no mystery, so don't be fooled by that. You can argue there is a supernatural element, at least.

The writing is pretty tortured in spots. Still, this story of a man, and the ship he sees, which the rest of the crew doesn't, is somewhat interesting.

Then it gets really racist.

There is some bad-mouthing of the French, but the venom spewed at Haitians is just reprehensible. This happens part-way in, so I wanted to finish the story, but it really poisons the story. Even free, I would suggest skipping.

Also, this has nothing to do with the style of writing at the time. I've read plenty of older books to know this wasn't normal writing, even then.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 16 Dec. 2014
By Ronald A - Published on
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good read
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 30 Nov. 2014
By polly forrester - Published on
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it was ok
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 12 Sept. 2014
By Lisa M. Dennis - Published on
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good read
3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why Does This Book Exist? 30 Oct. 2011
By Timothy Veenstra - Published on
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This book started out ok, but somewhere along the way it turned into a racist diatribe against almost everyone except the awesome white folk.

Why kindle decided this book was worth saving from the klan pile it must have been salvaged from is beyond me.

I'm not talking about using outdated language to talk about non-whites as was common in the 19th century, I'm talking about pure hatred of anyone not white. I've not read this many racial slurs in any book in my life.

If I can figure out how to do it, I plan to let someone at Amazon or Kindle know that this book should be removed. At the very least there should be warnings. If it wasn't so disgusting I'd copy/paste some of it here.

So, anyway, you'll probably not believe me and just have to read it for yourself.. I understand. So, when you do please make sure you leave a review telling what you found.
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