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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1790 edition. Excerpt: ...the water, some alteration of the current was near: for where the current was so strong, the water was foul: but perceiving the water clear, I found the current abate, and presently I found to the east, at about half a mile, a breach of the sea upon some rocks: these rocks I found caus'd the current to part again, and as the main stress of it ran away more southerly, leaving the rocks to the north-east: so the other return'd by the repulse of the rocks, and made a strong eddy, which ran back again to the north-west with a very sharp stream. They who know what it is to have a reprieve brought to them upon the ladder, or to be rescued from thieves just going to murder them, or who have been in such like extremities, may guess what my present surprize of joy was, and how gladly I put my boat into the stream of this eddy, and the wind also freshning, how gladly I spread my sail to it, running chearfully before the wind, and with a strong tide or eddy under foot. This eddy carry'd me about a league in my way back again diredly towards the island, but about two leagues more to the northward than the current which carried me away at first: so that when I came near the island, I found my self open to the northern shore of it, that is to say, the other end of the island opposite to that which I went out from. When I had made something more than a league of way by the help of this current or eddy, I found it was spent and serv'd me no farther. However, I found that being between the two great currents, (viz. that on the south side, which had hurried me away, and that on the north, which lay about a league on the other side: I say, between these two, in the wake of the island, I found the water at least still and running no way: and having yet a breeze of...
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  • Daniel Defoe (Author)
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