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WESTWARD HO!


OR


THE VOYAGES AND ADVENTURES OF

SIR AMYAS LEIGH, KNIGHT,

OF BURROUGH, IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON,

IN THE REIGN OF HER MOST GLORIOUS MAJESTY

QUEEN ELIZABETH.


RENDERED INTO MODERN ENGLISH


BY

CHARLES KINGSLEY



New York: 46 East Fourteenth Street

THOMAS Y. CROWELL & CO.

Boston: 100 Purchase Street

TO

THE RAJAH SIR JAMES BROOKE, K.C.B

AND

GEORGE AUGUSTUS SELWYN, D.D.
BISHOP OF NEW ZEALAND.


This Book is Dedicated

BY ONE WHO (UNKNOWN TO THEM) HAS NO OTHER METHOD OF EXPRESSING HIS ADMIRATION AND REVERENCE FOR THEIR CHARACTERS.

THAT TYPE OF ENGLISH VIRTUE, AT ONCE MANFUL AND GODLY, PRACTICAL AND ENTHUSIASTIC, PRUDENT AND SELF-SACRIFICING, WHICH HE HAS TRIED TO DEPICT IN THESE PAGES, THEY HAVE EXHIBITED IN A FORM EVEN PURER AND MORE HEROIC THAN THAT IN WHICH HE HAS DREST IT, AND THAN THAT IN WHICH IT WAS EXHIBITED BY THE WORTHIES WHOM ELIZABETH, WITHOUT DISTINCTION OF RANK OR AGE, GATHERED ROUND HER IN THE EVER GLORIOUS WARS OF HER GREAT REIGN.

C. K.

February, 1855.

CONTENTS.



CHAP. PAGE
I. How Mr. Oxenham saw the White Bird 7
II. How Amyas came Home the First time 21
III. Of two Gentlemen of Wales, and how they hunted with the Hounds, and yet ran with the Deer 46
IV. The two Ways of being crost in Love 60
V. Clovelly Court in the Olden Time 79
VI. The Coombes of the Far West 99
VII. The true and tragical History of Mr. John Oxenham of Plymouth 106
VIII. How the Noble Brotherhood of the Rose was founded 138
IX. How Amyas kept his Christmas Day 152
X. How the Mayor of Bideford baited his Hook with his own Flesh 179
XI. How Eustace Leigh met the Pope's Legate 187
XII. How Bideford Bridge dined at Annery House 201
XIII. How the Golden Hind came Home again 222
XIV. How Salvation Yeo slew the King of the Gubbings 229
XV. How Mr. John Brimblecombe understood the Nature of an Oath 248
XVI. The most Chivalrous Adventure of the Good Ship Rose 256
XVII. How they came to Barbados, and found no men therein 269
XVIII. How they took the Pearls at Margarita 274
XIX. What befell at La Guayra 283
XX. Spanish Bloodhounds and English Mastiffs 302
XXI. How they took the Communion under the tree at Higuerote 321
XXII. The Inquisition in the Indies 334
XXIII. The Banks of the Meta 337
XXIV. How Amyas was tempted of the devil 350
XXV. How they took the Gold-train 367
XXVI. How they took the Great Galleon 388
XXVII. How Salvation Yeo found his Little Maid again 412
XXVIII. How Amyas came Home the Third Time 423
XXIX. How the Virginia Fleet was stopped by the Queen's Command 434
XXX. How the Admiral John Hawkins testified against Croakers 454
XXXI. The Great Armada 466
XXXII. How Amyas threw his Sword into the Sea 480
XXXIII. How Amyas let the Apple fall 495

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.