Last Entry

Author: William Clark Russell
Publisher: eKitap Projesi
ISBN: 6155564094
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Last Entry. This story belongs to the year 1837, and was regarded by the generations of that and a succeeding time as the most miraculous of all the recorded deliverances from death at sea. It may be told thus: Mr. Montagu Vanderholt sat at breakfast with his daughter Violet one morning in September. Vanderholt's house was one of a fine terrace close to Hyde Park. He was a rich man, a retired Cape merchant, and his life had been as chequered as Trelawney's, with nothing of romance and nothing of imagination in it. He was the son of honest parents, of Dutch extraction, and had run away to sea when about twelve years old. Nothing under the serious heavens was harsher, more charged with misery, suffering, dirt, and wretchedness, than seafaring in the days when young Vanderholt, with an idiot's cunning, fled to it from his father's comfortable little home. He got a ship, was three years absent, and on his return found both his father and mother dead. He went again to sea, and, fortunately for him, was shipwrecked in the neighbourhood of Simon's Bay. The survivors made their way to Cape Town, and presently young Vanderholt got a job, and afterwards a position. He then became a master, until, after some eight or ten years of heroic perseverance, attended by much good luck, behold Mr. Vanderholt full-blown into a colonial merchant prince. How much he was worth when he made up his mind to settle in England, after the death of his wife, and when he had disposed of his affairs so as to leave himself as free a man as ever he had been when he was a common Jack Swab, really signifies nothing. It is certain he had plenty, and plenty is enough, even for a merchant prince of Dutch extraction. Besides Violet, he had two sons, who will not make an appearance on this little brief stage. They are dismissed, therefore, with this brief reference—that both were in the army, and both, at the time of this tale, in India. Violet was Vanderholt's only daughter, and he loved her exceedingly. She was not beautiful, but she was fair to see, with a pretty figure, and an arch, gay smile. You saw the Dutch blood in her eyes, as you saw it in her father's, whose orbs of vision, indeed, were ridiculously small—scarcely visible in their bed of socket and lash. An English mother had come to Violet's help in this matter. Taking her from top to toe, with her surprising quantity of brown hair, soft complexion, good mouth, teeth, and figure, Violet Vanderholt was undoubtedly a fine girl. THE LAST ENTRY "OPINIONS OF THE PRESS ON THE LAST ENTRY": '"The Last Entry" is a rattling good salt-water yarn, told in the author's usual breezy, exhilarating style.'-”Daily Mail. 'In this new novel Mr. Russell has cleverly thrown its events into the year 1837, and there are one or two ingenious passages which add to the Diamond Jubilee interest which that date suggests.... "The Last Entry" is as certain of general popularity as any of Mr. Russell's former tales of the marvels of the sea.'-”Glasgow Herald. 'We do not think it possible for anyone to dip into this novel without desiring to finish it, and it adds another to the long list of successes of our best sea author.'-”Librarian. 'In addition to mutiny and murder, "The Last Entry" contains many of those good things which have made Mr. Russell's pages a joy to so many lovers of the sea during the last twenty years.... "The Last Entry" is a welcome addition to Mr. Clark Russell's library.'-”Speaker. 'The writer is as realistic and picturesque as usual in his vivid descriptions of the stagnant life on board the homeward-bound Indiaman.'-”Times. 'It is full of pleasant vigour.... As is always the case in Mr. Clark Russell's books, the elements are treated with the pen of an artist.'-”Standard. 'We expected plenty of go, of fresh and vigorous description of sea-faring life, coupled with a story which would not be wanting in interest. All this we have here.'”-Tablet.

The Last Entry

Author: Teri MacIntosh
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781505307702
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The Last Entry. When her father mysteriously disappears, twelve-year-old Bethany Henderson pours her feelings into her journal...including a heartfelt imagining of his return. One year later, Mr. Henderson returns-a homecoming identical to Bethany's diary entry. Bethany's journal, it seems, has the ability to alter reality. On the night her father returns she learns that his disappearance has something to do with his past, but her parents won't tell her why. Now at twenty-three, her obsession with her journal and her parents' secret lead her to leave the suburbs and beaches of San Diego by train to a small town in Illinois where something terrible must have happened twenty years ago. On the train she must relive her life through her journal entries hoping to uncover the mysteries. But when she arrives in Willow Grove, Bethany has no idea that her father's past will collide with her present. Terrified, she's held captive in the basement of an old house, but this time she doesn't have her journal to save her. A vivid young adult fantasy containing touches of romance and a deeply buried family mystery, The Last Entry is reminiscent of Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones and Janet Fitch's White Oleander.

Last Entry

Author: Snowdon Barnett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780853621942
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The Last Entry

Author: William Clark Russell
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781115636407
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The Last Entry. This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Last Entry

Author: Rick Will
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540564719
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Last Entry. Professor Michael Borden and his enthusiastic students set out on an exciting archaeological expedition to Banks Island, Northwest Territories. Well versed in the history and lore of the region, Mike knows much about the 19th-century British explorers who searched for a Northwest Passage through dangerous, Arctic waters. Many sailors died on those quests. A passage was eventually discovered by the crew of the HMS Investigator. The ship became icebound at the north end of Banks Island in 1853. Most of its crew were rescued to tell their stories. One of them had more to say than the others. Archaeology has a way of uncovering the truth. The Arctic covers a vast area. Much of it was still an unexplored frontier in 1980. Mike and his team's archaeological discoveries show how extraordinary are the cultures of northern people, and at the same time, how fragile and vulnerable life is in the frozen North. The team members had prepared for every field contingency before heading to Banks Island, well at least for those situations they could reasonably anticipate. Sometimes, however, the unexpected happens, something totally outside of your control or even wildest imagination. That's when things can go wrong, just horribly wrong. The Arctic's been an unforgiving place, and it offers no mercy to the archaeologists. Cut off from the outside world, they are entirely on their own. They must cope with the terrifying and overwhelming realities of animal attacks, sickness, dwindling food supplies, and hypothermia. As a student of archaeology, I didn't receive training in university on how to write simple and interesting sentences! Writing this novel was hard work for me. Thank you for considering to read it. This book is my attempt to share my knowledge of the Arctic in a way that I hope you will find interesting, if not entertaining, and perhaps a little frightening, even shocking. I want you to experience all kinds of emotions while you read it. Most of the history I describe is real. Many of the events that I portray are from my own experiences on Banks Island in 1981 and 1982. Some are embellished, but many actually are not!

Ivor Horton S Beginning Visual C 2010

Author: Ivor Horton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470930349
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Ivor Horton S Beginning Visual C 2010. The leading author of programming tutorials for beginners introduces you to Visual C++ 2010 Ivor Horton is the preeminent author of introductory programming language tutorials; previous editions of his Beginning Visual C++ have sold nearly 100,000 copies. This book is a comprehensive introduction to both the Standard C++ language and to Visual C++ 2010; no previous programming experience is required. All aspects of the 2010 release are covered, including changes to the language and the C++ standard.. Microsoft Visual C++ is one of the most popular C++ development environments and compilers, used by hundreds of thousands of developers Ivor Horton's approach to programming tutorials has achieved a huge following; this book gives beginning programmers a comprehensive introduction to both Standard C++ and Visual C++ 2010 Covers all the language changes in Visual C++ 2010, library additions, new MFC features, changes in the Visual Studio development environment, and more Also includes a brief introduction to programming for multicore processors in native C++ and C++/CLR processors Nearly 100,000 copies of this book have been sold in previous editions Beginners seeking a complete education in Visual C++ will find everything they need in Ivor Horton's Beginning Visual C++ 2010.

Family History Journal

Author: Levi Mathers Savage
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Family History Journal. Levi Mathers Savage (1851-1935) was the son of Levi Savage and Jane Mathers of Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1859, the family moved to Holden, Millard County, Utah. His father married (2) Ann Cooper after (1) Jane Mathers died. Later, they lived at Toquerville. Levi was the descendant of Robert Mathers and Mary Brown of Craig, County of Tyrone, Ireland. Their son, James Mathers emigrated with his wife Margaret and settled first at Seneca, Yates Co., New York. He married Margaret Marshall in 1821 in Ireland. A daughter Jane Mathers (b.1826) was born at Seneca, Ontario Co., New York. She became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1845. In 1847, she arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah. She married Levi Savage in 1848. Several generations of descendants are given.