Jack at Sea By George Manville Fenn Pdf
Download Jack at Sea By George Manville Fenn Pdf book free online – from Jack at Sea By George Manville Fenn Pdf book; Fine morning, Jack; why don’t you go and have a run?” John Meadows—always “Jack,” because his father’s name was John—upon hearing that father’s voice, raised his dull, dreamy eyes slowly from the perusal of the old Latin author over which he was bending, and looked in Sir John’s face, gazing at him inquiringly as if he had been walking with Cicero in Rome—too far away to hear the question which had fallen upon his ears like a sound which conveyed no meaning.
Don’t you imagine, my conceited young scholiast, that there is nothing to be seen or studied that does not exist in books. But I’m growing hoarse with talking and telling you the simple truth.”
“Yes, Jack, my boy, it is the simple truth,” said Sir John. “I was saying something of the kind to you, as you know, when Doctor Instow came; but all the time I was sure that you were ill–and you are.”
“Oh yes, he’s ill, and getting worse. Any one can see that.”
“But I do not feel ill, father.”
“Don’t feel languid, I suppose?” said the doctor.
“Well, yes, I do often feel languid,” said Jack, “when the weather is–“
“Bother the weather!” roared the doctor. “What business has a boy like you to know anything about the weather? Your father and I at your age would have played football, or cricket, or gone fishing in any weather– eh, Meadows?”