Book-bot.com - read famous books online for free

At Sunwich Port, Part 1. - Contents: Chapters 1-5 by W. W. Jacobs
page 1 of 47 (02%)
TpTp
AT SUNWICH PORT

BY

W. W. JACOBS


Part 1.



ILLUSTRATIONS

From Drawings by Will Owen




CHAPTER I

The ancient port of Sunwich was basking in the sunshine of a July
afternoon. A rattle of cranes and winches sounded from the shipping in
the harbour, but the town itself was half asleep. Somnolent shopkeepers
in dim back parlours coyly veiled their faces in red handkerchiefs from
the too ardent flies, while small boys left in charge noticed listlessly
the slow passing of time as recorded by the church clock.

It is a fine church, and Sunwich is proud of it. The tall grey tower is
a landmark at sea, but from the narrow streets of the little town itself
it has a disquieting appearance of rising suddenly above the roofs