Crumbs from the Land O' Cakes (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Crumbs From the Land O' Cakes

It was curious, on looking around me, to observe that the countenances of many of those on board seemed to'sey, as they paced the deck, Well, what shall we do now? Those who had been to sea before took it very coolly; but the most of them were making their experimental trip, and were, therefore, quite unprepared for the new position of things. Is there to be no change for ten days? Is this ship to be a rolling prison for that length of time? Thus was I musing, when the motion of the wheels was arrested and we paused to discharge our pilot. Those who had been thoughtful, sent back their parting letters, and we then stood out to sea. The waters of the bay, at this point, were pressing against those of the. Ocean, as if to keep them out, and refusing to mingle. The Atlantic appeared of a bright blue, bordering upon green but as we swept onward it grew darker, till beneath us it seemed a sea of ink. As level as a prairie, without a. Ripple on its surface, it spread out equally on every side, with the great concave sky bending down, like Providence, all around us. We seemed the centre of a vast circle, With the blue above, and the blue below, And silence wheresoe'er we go.

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