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2 An Inland Voyage.
The sun shone brightly ; the tide was making
— four jolly miles an hour ; the wind blew
steadily, with occasional squalls. For my part,
I had never been in a canoe under sail in my
life ; and my first experiment out in the middle
of this big river, was not made without somiC
trepidation. What would happen when the
wind first caught my little canvas ? I suppose
it was almost as trying a venture into the
regions of the unknown, as to publish a first
book, or to marry. But my doubts were not of
long duration ; and in five minutes you will not
be surprised to learn that I had tied my sheet.
I own I was a little struck by this circumstance
myself ; of course, in company with the rest of
my fellow-men, I had always tied the sheet in a
sailing-boat ; but in so little and crank a concern
as a canoe, and with these charging squalls, I
was not prepared to find myself follow the same
principle; and it inspired me with some con-

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DescriptionBy Robert Louis Stevenson. An account of the author's canoe trip from Antwerp in Belgium to Pontoise in France. With frontispiece by Walter Crane. (London: C. Kegan Paul & Co, 1878.)
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Form / genre: Written and printed matter > Books
Dates / events: 1878 [Date published]
Places: Europe > Belgium > Flanders > Antwerpen province > Antwerp (inhabited place) [Place in text]
Europe > France > Île-de-France > Val-d'Oise > Cergy-Pontois (inhabited place) [Place in text]
Europe > United Kingdom > England > Greater London > London (inhabited place) [Place published]
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Person / organisation: Crane, Walter, 1845-1915 [Illustrator]
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 [Author]
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C. Kegan Paul & Co. [Publisher]
Early editions of Robert Louis Stevenson
DescriptionFull text versions of early editions of works by Robert Louis Stevenson. Includes 'Kidnapped', 'The Master of Ballantrae' and other well-known novels, as well as 'Prince Otto', 'Dynamiter' and 'St Ives'. Also early British and American book editions, serialisations of novels in newspapers and literary magazines, and essays by Stevenson.
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