A Voyage For Madmen

Author: Peter Nichols
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006186840X
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In this extraordinary book, Peter Nichols chronicles a contest of the individual against the sea, waged at a time before cell phones, satellite dishes, and electronic positioning systems.


Author: Emma Barrett
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191645664
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solo roundtheworld race described as 'a voyage for madmen'. 27 The ebullient
British entrepreneur had neither a seaworthy boat nor the skills to tackle such a
journey. But he had staked his home, his business, and his pride on the
adventure. Despite last minute doubts, he could not bring himself to walk away.
28 One by one, the Golden Globe racers dropped out, some because of storm
damage, others because they could no longer endure the painful loneliness. Just
one man ...

True Spirit

Author: Jessica Watson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0733627366
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This area is known as the Roaring Forties because of its characteristically strong
westerly winds; it is a notoriously difficult area for sailors. I planned to make my
way south of the fiftieth parallel to make the passage between South America and
Antarctica but was nervous about confronting the Everest of ocean sailing:
rounding Cape Horn. Cape Horn is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del
Fuego archipelago of southern Chile, a place Peter Nichols, in A Voyage for
Madmen, ...

A Voyage To East India

Author: Edward Terry
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... 'twixt that people and ours, ; for there they call mad-men prophets, and
amongst us there are many prophets which are accounted but mad-men. There
are another sort among them, ... their flesli with knives and launcets." Others
again I have there seen, who meerly out of devotion put such mafly fetters of iron
upon their legs, as that they can scarce stir with them; and then, covered with
blue mantles, mantles, (the colour of mourners in those parts) as fast 264 A
Voyage to East-India, &c.

A Voyage To China

Author: Julius Berncastle
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... was rushing in amongst them. They passed on leading one man a prisoner, but
I could learn no more about it ; neither did I care much to go near a crowd where
the far-famed murderous Malay kriss was flourished about in the air. I heard in
the town on my return that it is not at all an uncommon thing there for a Malay to "
run a-muck," and quite recently one of these madmen had killed several people
in the streets before he was shot down by the police, they having orders to that
effect ...

A Voyage Through Hell

Author: Toby Meanwell (pseud.)
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Now those that had spiritual understanding on board, well knew the meaning of
this piece of conduct, while the others raved about like mad men, filling one
another's ears with a thousand ignorant conjectures. The order was given to
weigh anchor, and away ; so we immediately fell down the coast of the Shadow
of Death, in almost a quite calm, but gloomy weather, and no sun-shine ; we
made but little way, the coast looked high and gloomy, the ship's company looked
of a pale wan ...

A Series Of Adventures In The Course Of A Voyage Up The Red Sea

Author: Eyles Irwin
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The dangers which encompassed us appeared in their proper colors, and
required not the touches of art to give them a formidable appearance. Armies of
contending parties obstructed our progress by water; and a band of robbers
threatened to pursue our footsteps by land. In short, we discovered that this Turk
was tender of the characters of Mussulmen, until he began to suspect we should
suffer by their treachery. He therefore informed us in confidence, that we should
be madmen to ...

A Voyage To The Sea

Author: Denis Gorman
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785897977
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I was surrounded by madmen and I loved them all! * As I said my goodbyes to
Matt and Amy, I was very aware that their emotions were being hidden behind a
thin veil of confidence and brave smiles. Jess, now remarried, brushed my
shoulders and said, not without affection, 'Look at the state of you. You always
were a scruffy devil...' Then, more seriously, 'You take care out there Den. Don't
do anything stupid. Keep your harness on. Remember you have the kiddies to
come home to.

A Voyage Into The Levant Containing The Ancient And Modern State Of The Islands Of The Archipelago As Also Of Constantinople The Coasts Of The Black Sea Armenia Georgia The Frontiers Of Persia And Asia Minor With Plans Of The Principal Towns And Places Of Note An Account Of The Genius Manners Trade And Religion Of The Respective People To Which Is Prefix D The Author S Life

Author: Joseph Pitton de Tournefort
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know not what Prayers, and almost drown the Patient with Holy Water; and so
torment him with Exorcisms, that instead of abating his Deliriousness, they add to
it. At Mycone they called us Madmen, for proposing to the Relations of a Woman
of Quality to have her blooded in the Foot to settle her Head. The Papas were
going to ring us a Peal : What could we say to People that won't hear Reason 2
Not content with splitting her Brains two or three days, under pretence of driving
the Devil ...

A Voyage Round The World

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... aspect of all around. I was in ecstasies. We climbed rocks, crossed streams
astride upon stems of trees ; we were running like madmen in chase of our
delightful parroquets. Had it not been for our friend the Irishman we should have
been lost a hundred times over. But what a pretty sight it is, these flocks of
parroquets darting about in the sunshine, uttering piercing cries. What wonderful
colours! Twenty — thirty — fifty take flight together, and disappear like an G 2.