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Excerpt from The Lost Island Light winds carried us along until we were south of the line. Three days after rounding Cape Horn the barometer began to fall steadily and we encountered a gale from the southeast. So persistently did it blow that the captain altered his course, pre ferring to run rather than fight, even at the expense of losing time by being driven out of his direct Course. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.