3 edition of shipwreck and adventures of Monsieur Pierre Viaud, a native of Bourdeaux, and captain of a ship found in the catalog.
shipwreck and adventures of Monsieur Pierre Viaud, a native of Bourdeaux, and captain of a ship
|Statement||translated from the French, by Mrs. Griffith.|
|Contributions||Griffith, Mrs. 1720?-1793., Dubois-Fontanelle, Jean Gaspard, 1737-1812., American Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)|
|LC Classifications||G530 .D82 1799|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 203,  p. (p. [1-5] at end blank) ;|
|Number of Pages||203|
|LC Control Number||02002191|
Scarcely had these cowards broken their oath, when we saw the French flag flying upon the raft. After the last catastrophe, the chiefs of the conspiracy, fearing, doubtless of being assassinated in their turn, threw all the arms into the sea, and swore an inviolable friendship with the heroes which the hatchet had spared. Espiau had hid some of his people under the benches of the shallop. Their worthy commander, M. The story was a sensation, but not an enduring sensation.
Paris: Presses universitaires de France, The heavens began again to resume the usual serenity of those latitudes, and we hoped to have passed a good night. Having full before our eyes the prospect of inevitable death, we gave ourselves up to our unfortunate condition, and addressed our prayers to Heaven. As compensation for the Malouines, Bougainville was offered the chance of a round-the-world voyage and this, the pivotal part of his life, is dealt with at some length by both authors. You can see the last moments of their ship before it sank. Enter the code shown above in the box below.
Another, selfish to excess, was throwing overboard all his hidden money, and amusing himself by burning all his effects. At noon the heat became so strong--so intolerable, that several of us believed we had reached our last moments. My father, indignant at a proceeding so indecorous, swore we would not embark upon the raft, and that, if we were not judged worthy of a place in one of the six boats, he would himself, his wife and children, remain on board the wreck of the frigate. Let the reader now recollect all the perils to which we had been exposed in escaping from the wreck of the frigate to the shores of the Desert--all that we had suffered during our four days' voyage--and he will perhaps have a just notion of the various sensations we felt on getting on shore on that strange and savage land.
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EBolles May 9, This was an interesting read. The bow is at about feet underwater. As we drive to St. Unlike most other explorers of his time, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville survived to old age, dying in his bed in Paris at the age of The Echo, however, still kept in sight, and persisted in accompanying us, as if to guide us on our route.
He emerged under the beams of the raft, and clinging with all his might, holding his head above water, he remained between two enormous pieces of wood, while the rest of his body was hid in the sea. A short while afterwards we perceived a small boat among the waves, which seemed desirous to approach the Medusa; it was the yawl.
My father fortunately was near him, and held him by his clothes, but he had instantly to quit him, for fear of losing his hat, which the waves were floating away.
At intervals the cries of the children rent our hearts.
After more than two hours of suffering, Captain Dupont spoke in a low voice to his lieutenant, who by chance was seated near the place of his concealment. He poured out a thousand reproaches on those whose ignorance and boasting had been so disastrous to us.
The wreck is covered with soft corals and large tube and vases sponges. The fatal machine was drifted by currents far behind the wreck of the frigate; without cable, anchor, mast, sail or oars; in a word, without the smallest means of enabling them to save themselves.
In this state of torment we remained till four in the afternoon, when a breeze from the northwest brought us some relief. Bougainville, Louis-Antoine de. But alas; in the end we deeply deplored being so suspicious, and of having so outraged the devotion of the most generous officer of the Medusa.
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