Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art PDF/EPUB ¹ an Eye

Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art PDF/EPUB ¹ an Eye

❮PDF❯ ✩ Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art Author Julian Barnes – Knightsrachel.co Gricault Catastrophe into ArtIIt began with a portentThey had doubled Cape Finisterre and were sailing south before a fresh wind when a school of porpoises surrounded the frigate Those on board crowde❮PDF❯ ✩ Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art Author Julian Barnes – Knightsrachel.co Gricault Catastrophe into ArtIIt began with a portentThey had doubled Cape Finisterre and were sailing south before a fresh wind when a school of porpoises surrounded the frigate Those on board crowde Gricault Catastrophe into ArtIIt began with a portentThey Eye Open: PDF º had doubled Cape Finisterre and were sailing south before a fresh wind when a school of porpoises surrounded the frigate Those on board crowded the poop and the breastwork marvelling at the animals ability to circle a vessel already Keeping an ePUB õ gaily proceeding at nine or ten knots But as they watched the sporting of the porpoises a cry was raised A cabin boy had fallen through one of the fore portholes on the larboard side A signal gun was fired a life raft thrown out and the vessel an Eye Open: ePUB ✓ hove to But these manoeuvres were cumbrously done and by the time the six oared barge was let down it was in vain They could not find the raft let alone the boy He was only fifteen years old and those who knew him maintained that he was an Eye Open: Essays on PDF \ a strong swimmer they conjectured that he would most probably have reached the raft If so he doubtless perished upon it after having experienced the most cruel sufferingsThe expedition for Senegal consisted of four vessels a frigate a corvette a flute and a brig It had set sail from the Island of Aix on th June with people on board Now it continued south with its complement reduced by one They provisioned at Tenerife taking on precious wines oranges lemons banian figs and vegetables of all kinds Here they noted the depravity of the local inhabitants the women of Saint Croix stood at their doors and urged the Frenchmen to enter confident that their husbands jealousies would be cured by the monks of the Inuisition who would speak disapprovingly of conjugal mania as the blinding gift of Satan Reflective passengers ascribed such behaviour to an Eye Open: Essays on PDF \ the southern sun whose power it is known weakens both natural and moral bondsFrom Tenerife they sailed south south west Fresh winds and navigational ineptitude scattered the flotilla Alone the frigate passed the tropic and rounded Cape Barbas It was running close to the shore at times nothan half a cannon shot away The sea was strewn with rocks brigantines could not freuent these seas at low water They had doubled Cape Blanco or so they believed when they found themselves in shallows the lead was cast every half hour At daybreak Mr Maudet ensign of the watch made out the reckoning upon a chicken coop and judged that they were on the edge of the Arguin reef His advice was discounted But even those unschooled in the sea could observe that the water had changed colour weed was apparent at the ships side and a great many fish were being taken In calm seas and clear weather they were running aground The lead announced eighteen fathoms then shortly afterwards six fathoms The frigate luffing almost immediately gave a heel a second and third then stopped The sounding line showed a depth of five metres and sixty centimetresBy misfortune they had struck the reef at high tide and the seas growing violent attempts to free the ship failed The frigate was assuredly lost Since the boats it carried were not capacious enough to contain the whole personnel it was decided to build a raft and embark upon it those who could not be put into the boats The raft would then be towed to the shore and all would be saved This plan was perfectly well laid but as two of the company were later to affirm it was traced upon loose sand which was dispersed by the breath of egotismThe raft was made and well made places in the boats allotted provisions made ready At daybreak with two metres and seventy centimetres of water in the hold and the pumps failing the order was given to abandon ship Yet disorder uickly embraced the well laid plan The allotment of places was ignored and the provisions were carelessly handled forgotten or lost in the waters One hundred and fifty was to be the complement of the raft soldiers including officers twenty nine sailors and male passengers one woman But scarcely had fifty men got on board this machinewhose extent was twenty metres in length and seven in breadththan it sank under the water to a depth of at least seventy centimetres They cast off the barrels of flour which had been embarked whereupon the level of the raft rose the remaining people descended upon it and it sank again When the machine was fully laden it was a metre beneath the surface and those on board so crowded they could not take a single step at the back and front they were in water up to the waist Loose flour barrels were cast against them by the waves a twenty five pound bag of biscuit was thrown down to them which the water converted at once into a pasteIt had been intended that one of the naval officers should take command of the raft but this officer declined to come on board At seven oclock in the morning the signal for departure was given and the little flotilla pulled away from the abandoned frigate Seventeen persons had refused to leave the vessel or had concealed themselves away and thus remained on board to discover their fateThe raft was towed by four boats in line astern preceded by a pinnace which made soundings As the boats took up their positions cries of Vive le roi arose from the men on the raft and a small white flag was raised upon the end of a musket But it was at this instant.

keeping free open book essays book Keeping an kindle Eye Open pdf Eye Open Essays on kindle an Eye Open kindle an Eye Open Essays on ebok Keeping an Eye Open Essays on Art EpubOf greatest hope and expectation for those upon the raft that the breath of egotism was added to the normal winds of the sea One by one whether for reason of self interest incompetence misfortune or seeming necessity the tow ropes were cast asideThe raft was barely two leagues from the frigate when it was abandoned Those on board had wine a little brandy some water and a small portion of sodden biscuit They had been given no compass or chart With neither oars nor rudder there was no means of controlling the raft and little means either of controlling those upon it who were constantly flung against one another as the waters rolled over them In the first night a storm got up and threw the machine with great violence the cries of those on board mingled with the roaring of the billows Some attached ropes to the timbers of the craft and held fast to these all were buffeted without mercy By daybreak the air was filled with lamentable cries vows which could never be fulfilled were offered up to Heaven and all prepared themselves for imminent death It was impossible to form an idea of that first night which was not below the truthThe next day the seas were calm and for many hope was rekindled Nevertheless two young lads and a baker convinced that there was no escape from death bade farewell to their companions and willingly embraced the sea It was during this day that those on the raft began to experience their first delusions Some fancied that they saw land others espied vessels come to save them and the dashing of these deceptive hopes upon the rocks provoked greater despondencyThe second night wasterrible than the first The seas were mountainous and the raft constantly near to being overthrown the officers clustered by the short mast ordered the soldiery from one side of the machine to the other to counterbalance the energy of the waves A group of men certain that they were lost broke open a cask of wine and resolved to soothe their last moments by abandoning the power of reason in which they succeeded until the sea water coming in through the hole they had made in the cask spoiled the wine Thus doubly maddened these disordered men determined to send all to a common destruction and to this end attacked the ropes that bound the raft together The mutineers being resisted a pitched battle took place amid the waves and the darkness of the night Order was restored and there was an hour of tranuillity upon that fatal machine But at midnight the soldiery rose again and attacked their superiors with knives and sabres those without weapons were so deranged that they attempted to tear at the officers with their teeth and many bites were endured Men were thrown into the sea bludgeoned stabbed two barrels of wine were thrown overboard and the last of the water By the time the villains were subdued the raft was laden with corpsesDuring the first uprising a workman by the name of Dominiue who had joined the mutineers was cast into the sea On hearing the piteous cries of this treacherous underling the engineer in charge of the workmen threw himself into the water and taking the villain by the hair succeeded in dragging him back on board Dominiues head had been split open by a sabre In the darkness the wound was bound up and the wretch restored to life But no sooner was he so revived than ingratitude overtook him he joined the mutineers and rose with them again This time he found less fortune and less mercy he perished that nightDelirium now menaced the unhappy survivors Some threw themselves into the sea some fell into torpor some unfortunate wretches rushed at their comrades with sabres drawn demanding to be given the wing of a chicken The engineer whose bravery had saved the workman Dominiue pictured himself travelling the fine plains of Italy and one of the officers saying to him I remember that we have been deserted by the boats but fear nothing I have just written to the governor and in a few hours we will be saved The engineer calm in his delirium responded thus Have you a pigeon to carry your orders with as much celerity Only one cask of wine remained for the sixty still on board the raft They collected tags from the soldiers and fashioned them into fish hooks they took a bayonet and bent it into such shape as to catch a shark Whereupon a shark arrived and seized the bayonet and with a savage twist of its jaw straightened it fully out again and swam awayAn extreme resource proved necessary to prolong their miserable existence Some of those who had survived the night of the mutiny fell upon the corpses and hacked pieces from them devouring the flesh upon the instant Most of the officers refused this meat though one proposed that it should first be dried to make itpalatable Some tried chewing sword belts and cartouche boxes and the leather trimmings to their hats with little benefit One sailor attempted to eat his own excrement but he could not succeedThe third day was calm and fine They took repose but cruel dreams added to the horrors already inflicted by hunger and thirst The raft which now carried less than one half its original complement had risen up in the water an unforeseen benefit of the nights mutinies Yet those on board remained in water to the knees and could only repose standing up pressed against one another in a solid mass On the fourth morning they perceived that a dozen of their fellows had died in the night the bodies were given to the sea except for one that was reserved against their hunger At four oclock that afternoon a shoal of flying fish passed over the raft and many became ensnared in the extremities of the machine Th.


Of greatest hope and expectation for those upon the raft that the breath of egotism was added to the normal winds of the sea One by one whether for reason of self interest incompetence misfortune or seeming necessity the tow ropes were cast asideThe raft was barely two leagues from the frigate when it was abandoned Those on board had wine a little brandy some water and a small portion of sodden biscuit They had been given no compass or chart With neither oars nor rudder there was no means of controlling the raft and little means either of controlling those upon it who were constantly flung against one another as the waters rolled over them In the first night a storm got up and threw the machine with great violence the cries of those on board mingled with the roaring of the billows Some attached ropes to the timbers of the craft and held fast to these all were buffeted without mercy By daybreak the air was filled with lamentable cries vows which could never be fulfilled were offered up to Heaven and all prepared themselves for imminent death It was impossible to form an idea of that first night which was not below the truthThe next day the seas were calm and for many hope was rekindled Nevertheless two young lads and a baker convinced that there was no escape from death bade farewell to their companions and willingly embraced the sea It was during this day that those on the raft began to experience their first delusions Some fancied that they saw land others espied vessels come to save them and the dashing of these deceptive hopes upon the rocks provoked greater despondencyThe second night wasterrible than the first The seas were mountainous and the raft constantly near to being overthrown the officers clustered by the short mast ordered the soldiery from one side of the machine to the other to counterbalance the energy of the waves A group of men certain that they were lost broke open a cask of wine and resolved to soothe their last moments by abandoning the power of reason in which they succeeded until the sea water coming in through the hole they had made in the cask spoiled the wine Thus doubly maddened these disordered men determined to send all to a common destruction and to this end attacked the ropes that bound the raft together The mutineers being resisted a pitched battle took place amid the waves and the darkness of the night Order was restored and there was an hour of tranuillity upon that fatal machine But at midnight the soldiery rose again and attacked their superiors with knives and sabres those without weapons were so deranged that they attempted to tear at the officers with their teeth and many bites were endured Men were thrown into the sea bludgeoned stabbed two barrels of wine were thrown overboard and the last of the water By the time the villains were subdued the raft was laden with corpsesDuring the first uprising a workman by the name of Dominiue who had joined the mutineers was cast into the sea On hearing the piteous cries of this treacherous underling the engineer in charge of the workmen threw himself into the water and taking the villain by the hair succeeded in dragging him back on board Dominiues head had been split open by a sabre In the darkness the wound was bound up and the wretch restored to life But no sooner was he so revived than ingratitude overtook him he joined the mutineers and rose with them again This time he found less fortune and less mercy he perished that nightDelirium now menaced the unhappy survivors Some threw themselves into the sea some fell into torpor some unfortunate wretches rushed at their comrades with sabres drawn demanding to be given the wing of a chicken The engineer whose bravery had saved the workman Dominiue pictured himself travelling the fine plains of Italy and one of the officers saying to him I remember that we have been deserted by the boats but fear nothing I have just written to the governor and in a few hours we will be saved The engineer calm in his delirium responded thus Have you a pigeon to carry your orders with as much celerity Only one cask of wine remained for the sixty still on board the raft They collected tags from the soldiers and fashioned them into fish hooks they took a bayonet and bent it into such shape as to catch a shark Whereupon a shark arrived and seized the bayonet and with a savage twist of its jaw straightened it fully out again and swam awayAn extreme resource proved necessary to prolong their miserable existence Some of those who had survived the night of the mutiny fell upon the corpses and hacked pieces from them devouring the flesh upon the instant Most of the officers refused this meat though one proposed that it should first be dried to make itpalatable Some tried chewing sword belts and cartouche boxes and the leather trimmings to their hats with little benefit One sailor attempted to eat his own excrement but he could not succeedThe third day was calm and fine They took repose but cruel dreams added to the horrors already inflicted by hunger and thirst The raft which now carried less than one half its original complement had risen up in the water an unforeseen benefit of the nights mutinies Yet those on board remained in water to the knees and could only repose standing up pressed against one another in a solid mass On the fourth morning they perceived that a dozen of their fellows had died in the night the bodies were given to the sea except for one that was reserved against their hunger At four oclock that afternoon a shoal of flying fish passed over the raft and many became ensnared in the extremities of the machine Th.

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