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"skeleton island" Discussed on Parcast Presents
"The sport of the search. On the first page there were only some scraps of writing such as a man with pen in his hand might make idleness or practice. One was the same as the tattoo mark billy bones his fancy. Then, there was Mr. w bones mate. No, more rum! Of Palm Key, he got it and some other snatches, mostly single words and unintelligible. I could not help wondering who it was that had got it and what it was that he got. A knife in his back as like as not. Not Much instruction there said talked live as he passed on. The next ten or twelve pages were filled with a curious series of entries. There was a dates at one end of the line, and the other a sum of money as in common account books, but instead of explanatory writing only a varying number of crosses between the two. On the twelfth of June, seventeen, forty, five, for instance, a some of seventy pounds, had plainly become due to someone, and there was nothing but six crosses to explain the cause. In a few cases to be sure, the name of a place would be added as off Caracas or Amir, entry of latitude and longitude as sixty two degrees seventeen minutes twenty seconds nineteen degrees two minutes forty seconds. The record lasted. Twenty years, the amounts of the separate entries growing larger as time went on, and at the end a grand total had been made out after five or six wrong editions, and these words appended. Bones his pile. I can't make head or tail of this, said Dr Lindsay. The thing is clear as noonday cried the squire. These that black hearted hounds account book these crosses stand for the names of ships will towns that they sankoh plundered the sums of the Scoundrel share, and where he feared an ambiguity. You See. He added something clear. Off Caracas. Now you see here was some unhappy. Vessel boarded off that coast God. Help the poor souls that Manda coral long ago. Right, said the doctor. See what it is to be a traveler, right? And the amounts increase you see as he rose in rank. There was little else in the volume, but a few bearings of places noted in the blank leaves toward the end and a table for reducing French English and Spanish monies to a common value. Thrifty man cried the doctor. He wasn't the one to be cheated. And now, said the Squire for the other. The paper had been sealed in several places with a thimble by way of seal the very thimble, perhaps that I had founded the captain's pocket. The doctor opened the seals with great care, and they're fell out the map of an island with latitude and longitude soundings, names of hills and bays and inlets and every particular. That would be needed to bring his ship to a safe anchorage upon its shores. It was about nine miles long and five across shapes. You might say like a fat dragon, standing up and had to fine landlocked harbors and a hill in the centre part marked the SPYGLASS. There were several editions of a late date, but above all three crosses of red ink to on the north, parts of the island, one in the southwest, and beside this lost in the same red ink, and in a small neat hand, very different from the captain's torturing characters these words. Bulk of treasure here. Over on the back, the same hand had written this further information. Toll Tree spyglass shoulder, baring points to the north of North Northeast. Skeleton Island East southeast and by East feet. The ball silver is in the north cash, and you can find it by the trend of the East hunk ten fathoms south of the Black Crag with the face on it. The arms are easy found in the sand hill north, point of North Inlet Cape, bearing east and a quarter. North J. F.. That was all but brief as it was and to me incomprehensible. It, filled the Squire and Dr Lipsey with delight. Lindsey said the squire. You give up this wretched practice at once tomorrow I start for Bristol in three weeks time three weeks two weeks ten days we'll have the best ships and the choices crew in England woken shall come as cabin boy. You'll make her famous cabin boy. Hawkins you live our ships doctor I am admiral. We'll take read. Ruth Joyce and junta, we'll have favorable wins a quick passage, and not the least difficulty in finding the spot and money to eat to roll in to play duck and drake with. To Lori said the doctor. I'll go with you and I'll go bail fridge, sue. WE'LL JIM and be a credit to the undertaking. Zuni one man I'm afraid of. And, WHO's that? Tried the squire name. The dogs share. You. Replied doctor. For. You cannot hold your tongue. We are not the only men who know of this paper. These fellows who attacked the in tonight, bowed desperate blades for sure and the rest to state board that lager and more idea say not far off our one, and all through thick and thin bound that they'll get that money. We must none of us go alone till we get to see. Jim Ni-? She'll stick together in the meanwhile. You Take Joyce and hunter when you ride to Bristol and from first to last none of us must breathe a word of what we found. Lives e return the squire new are always in the right of it. I'll be silent.
"skeleton island" Discussed on Parcast Presents
"Long after the voice had died away, they still stead in silence dreadfully before them. The fixes. gasped one this. Was He's lost. Words Moaned Morgan. He's lost words of board. Dick had his Bible loud was praying volubly. He had been well-brought-up had dick before he came to see and fell among bad companions. Still Silva was unconquered. I could hear his teeth rattle in his head, but he had not yet surrendered. Nobody in this year island ever heard of Darby. He muttered, not one but us. That's here. And then making a great effort. shipmates, he cried I'm here to get stuff. An- not be beat by man or devil only never was fear to flint in his life, and buzzfeed the powers of facing dead. There seven hundred thousand pound. Vermeil from here. When did ever a gentleman of fortune? Show is stern to that much dollars for a boozy old seaman with blue. Mug. And him dead too. But there was no sign of reawakening courage in his followers, rather indeed of growing terror the irreverence of his words. Belie John. said. Mary though you cross the spirit. And the rest all too terrified reply they would have run away severally had they dead, but fear kept them together, and kept them close by John as if his daring help them. He on his part had pretty well fought his weakness down. Spirit will maybe he said, but there's one thing not clear to me. There was an echo now. No Man ever seen a spirit with a shadow will then. What's he doing with? An Echo to emotion like to know that I knew nature Shirley. This argument seemed weak enough to me, but you can never tell what will affect the superstitious, and to my wonder, George Mary was greatly relieved. Well, that's so. He said he had upon your shoulders John Mistake about ships me. They see Cruz and a wrong tack Kadupe leave and come to think on. It was like Flint's voice across. But not just so clear away after it was like as somebody else's voice now it was like A. By the powers, Ben Gone ruled Silva. I, and so it were cried Morgan springing on his knees Ben. Comey. It. Don't make much old stewart now stick. Ben Guns no ear in the body anymore in Flynn. But the old hands greeted this remark with scorn. Why nobody minds Bangun cried. Mary dead or alive. Nobody minds him. It was extraordinary how their spirits had returned, and how the natural color had revived in their faces. Soon they were chatting together with intervals of listening, and not long after hearing no further sound, they showed that the tools and set forth again Mary Walking I with Silva's compass to keep them on the right line with Skeleton Island. He had said the truth, dead or alive. Nobody minded Ben Gunn. Dick alone still held his Bible, and looked around him, as he went with fearful glances, but he found no sympathy, and Silva joked him on his precautions. I told you, said He. Totally you, you'd spoiled your. Bible if it ain't no good to swear by. What do you suppose a spirit would give for it now? and he snapped his big fingers, halting a moments on his crutch. But..
"skeleton island" Discussed on Parcast Presents
"Partly from the damping influence of this allom, partly terrestrial there and the sick folk, the whole Party sat down as soon as they had gained the brow of the ascent. The plateau, being somewhat tilted towards the West. This spots which we had posed commanded a wide prospect on either hand. Before us over the treetops, we beheld the Cape of the woods, fringed with surf behind. We not only look down upon the anchorage and Skeleton Island, but saw clear across the spit and the eastern lowlands, a great field of. Upon the east. Sheer above US rose the spyglass here dotted with single pines. They're black with precipices. No sound, but that of the distant breakers, mounting from all around and the Chirp of capless insects in the brush. Not a man, not a sale upon the see. The very largeness that the view increase the sense of solitude. Silva as he sat, took certain bearings with his compass. There are three tall trees, said he about in the right lane from skeleton. SPYGLASS shoulder. I take it means the lower point their. Child's play defined the stuff. Now live half a mind to dine. I don't feel sharp growled Morgan thinking of Flint. I think it were done me. Well my son, you raise your stars. He's dead, said Silva. He were an ugly devil. Kreider third pirate with a shudder at blue in the face to. That was of the rump took him added Mary blue. Iraq and he was blue asa true word. Ever since they had found the skeleton, and got upon this train, of thought, they had spoken lower and lower, and they had almost got to whispering by now so that the sound of their talk hardly interrupted the silence of the would. All of a sudden out of the middle of the trees in front of us, a thin high trembling voice struck up the well known and words. Fifty men on the dead man's chest, Yo and the bottle of rum. I never have seen men more dreadfully affected than the pirates. The color wins from their six faces like enchantment some leaped to their feet. Some Claude hold of others Morgan grumbled on the ground. Flint boy..
"skeleton island" Discussed on Parcast Presents
"And with how uneasy a heart set forth behind my catches on the quest for treasure. We made a curious figure. Had anyone being that? See US or in soil, sailor, clothes and all, but on to the teeth. Silva had to gun slung about him one before and one behind besides the great cutlass that his waist, and a pistol in each pocket of his square tailed coat. To complete his strange appearance Captain Flint sat perched on his shoulder and gambling odds and ends of purposeless. See Talk. I had lying about my waist and followed obediently often see coke who held the loose end of the rope now in his free hand now between his powerful teeth. For All the weld I was led like a dancing bear. The other were variously birth, and some carrying picks and shovels, for that had been very first necessary. They brought ashore from the Hispaniola others laden with pork, bread and brandy for the midday meal. All the stores I observed came from US stock and I could see the truth of Silva's words the night before. Had He not struck a bargain with the doctor. He and his mutiny is deserted by the ship must have been driven to subsist on clearwater and the proceeds if they're hunting. Water would have little to their taste. A sailor is not usually a good shot at besides all that when they were so sure to eatables, it was not likely they would be very flush of powder. Well thus equipped. We all sat out even the fellow with the broken head who should certainly have kept in shadow, and struggled one after another to the beach where the two gigs awaited us. Even these bore trace of the drunken folly of the pirates, one in a broken swat, and both in their muddy and unveiled condition. Both would be carried along with us for the sake of safety, and so with a numbers divided between them. We sat forth upon the Bosom of the Anchorage. As we pulled over, there was some discussion on the chart. The Red Cross was of course far too large to be a guide and the terms of the note on the back as you will hear admitted of some ambiguity. They ran. The reader may remember thus. Tool tree spyglass shoulder, baring point to the north of North Northeast. Skeleton Island East Southeast and by East. Ten feet. Tall tree was the principal mark now right before us. The Anchorage was bounded by Plateau from two to three hundred feet, high adjoining on the north, the sloping, southern shoulder of the SPYGLASS, and rising again towards the south into the rough cliffe's eminence called the mizzen Mast Hill. The top of the plateau was dotted thickly with pine trees of varying height every here, and they're one of a different species, rose forty or fifty feet, clear above his neighbors, and which of these was the particular tool tree of Captain Flint could only be decided on the spot and by the readings of the compass..
"skeleton island" Discussed on Parcast Presents
"I walked along beside the surf with great enjoyment till thinking I was now got far enough to the South I took the cover of some thick bushes and crept warily up to the ridge of the spit. Behind me, was the see in front the Anchorage, the sea breezes though it had the sooner blown itself out by. It's unusual. Violence was already at an end it had been succeeded by light variable airs from the South and southeast carrying great banks of fog. And the anchorage under leave Skeleton Island lay still and leaden as when I. WE entered it. The Hispaniola in that Unbroken Mirror was exactly portrayed from the truck to the waterline. The Jolly Roger Hanging from her peak. Alongside, lay one of the gigs silver in the stern sheets him I always recognize while a couple of men were leaning over the stern bulwarks, one of them with a red cap, the very rogue that I had seen some hours before stride legs upon the PALISADE. Apparently they were talking and laughing. Though at that distance upwards of a mile I could of course here, no word of what was said. All at once there began the most horrid unearthly screaming, which at first startled me badly though I had soon remember the voice of Captain Flint and even thought I could make out the bird by her bright plumage, as she sat perched upon her masters wrist. Soon after the jolly boat shoved, often pulled for sure and the man with the Red Cap and his comrade went below by the cabin companion. Just about the same time the sun had gone down behind the SPYGLASS, and as the fog was collecting rapidly, it began to grow dark in earnest. I saw I must lose no time if I were to find the boat that evening. The white rock visible enough above the brush was still some eighth of a mile further down the spit, and it took me a goodish while to get up with it, crawling off and on all fours among the scrub. Night had almost come when I laid my hand on. It's rough sides. Right below it, there was an exceedingly small hollow of green turf, hidden by banks, and a thick underwood about knee deep that grew. They're very plentifully and in the center of the Dellsher, enough a little tent of goatskins like what the Gypsies carry about with them in England. I dropped into the hollow, lifted the side of the tent, and there was ben guns boat homemade. If ever anything was homemade, a rude, lopsided framework of tough would and stretched upon that a covering of goat skin with the hair inside. The thing was extremely small even for me and I.
"skeleton island" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"Whole a little hole it's travel with Stephanie Abrams I am really happy to have roots in Anderson on the line I we're gonna have to have a back again actually what I would like to do is meet her and maybe her entourage in Ireland and plan for you and your little group roots in the perfect visit to Ireland that includes visits to the skeleton islands where there are puffins visits to the cliffs of more and visits up to our wrath when island which is off the north coast of Northern Ireland and requires about I think it's about an hour boat ride there we have some more the province are right there at the cliffs and by the way and then we'll stop at some castles and wonderful places along the way and I'll introduce you to all kinds of people that will change your life does it really work and made remarkable artists and poets and authors and people who make can made musical instruments and musicians and composers and political people you're going to want to know in fact one of the people I'm hoping that if we pull this one off I can introduce you to is a mental queen who is a at T. D. a member of the Irish parliament for the Republic of Ireland who is the grandson of Ayman double layer on who is a past president of Ireland and very much involved in the period in nineteen sixteen to nineteen nineteen one the Republic was getting its independence from Britain and able to cleave was twenty six or twenty seven years old when his grandfather aim at the Valero who is a famous Irish leader what I wouldn't Amy W. or died and he was very close with them so the man is just overflowing with anecdotal stories about his grandfather and that important period of Irish history that right now is being looked at because that's when Ireland was cut and partitioned into northern Ireland's belonging to the UK and the rest of Ireland an independent Republic which I hoping I get to live to see somebody come out with a bigger racer that was on the other side of the pencil that wrote that story and a race that line because the wonderful to see Ireland reunited as one country but in any event we go on the puffin trail up there and visit so many of the places that you know when when I do things as I as I told you the clean the commercial break I'm hoping that B. for Saint Patrick's day this year two thousand twenty I will have published my first travel guide to the the working title was a thousand and one reason for the visit Ireland but I've changed the title to Ireland a big bowl of us which is explained in the prologue of the book with that title comes from by it's not just about other countries where you know you want to go and see and do the things there are to see and do you want to shop in the places there are to shop in Ireland is overwhelmingly about the people you're going to meet along the way and I know some characters with character that I would love to introduce a congenial group of people to so maybe that's you so that would be amazing yeah I'm really interested in use summing up for our listeners in a minute or less why they need to visit Iceland and why they need to go to destinations to observe and interact if at all possible with puffins okay so when Sarah it I plan was a very fascinating country in me it it's from the early Vikings losing their income current day there's so many things that never change but then there's a growth and there it shall we go friendly sh.
"skeleton island" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"Over on us but it turns out it is all real so this story of Skeleton Island is that the nineteen forties a forest ranger stumbled across this lake high in the Himalayan mountains and it was a little frozen lake that was filled with skeletons it was filled with skulls and bones and I thought maybe this had to do with World War Two and it turns out that the bones had been there for an incredibly long time they've been there for twelve hundred years but no one could be you're out quite what had killed the people in Skeleton Lake and it wasn't until the mid two thousand two thousand five that team went out there they examined the skeleton and the forensic evidence was very odd all of these bones the skeleton that similar injuries which is blunt force trauma the heads and shoulders but nothing that matched with what would have been an attack or a fight that they were just around like pummeled by golf balls exactly and it turns out that there is a folk song in the area that is the story of trespassers from another land and these people were actually travelers they were not local who were struck down by an angry goddess who reigned hailstones hard as iron from the sky and that is the that is the current consensus that the bones in Skeleton Lake were all travellers killed in a freak hailstorm it's just it's kind of one of these things that is hard to even wrap your mind around there it is and they're still up there and you can organize a hike up to the site that's amazing there's also an island in a cemetery in Bali Trenin cemetery that's famous tons of skulls on an island what's that all about again a another example of cultural differences around death but at trending cemetery this small village when a relative dies there can across a a lake on auto ferry ride and they're brought to this place where their bodies are essentially just laid on the ground in little thatched huts little sort of Straw thatched huts and overtime nature does its work and all that's left are the bones of your relatives and then and then these bones are taken up in there act at the base of this Banyan tree kind of reffing injury and you'd think that this might be sort of a gross place because they're our body he's kind of on the ground but in fact the tree itself puts out this like strong spicy sort of sent masks whatever other kind of bad smells would be there in the places it's quite peaceful and meditative and people come and spend time with the relatives there I've got the ashes of my mother in my living room on the shelf and at first I didn't know uncomfortable with that but I am in it's an exercise for us in our culture to not be afraid of death and realize it's part of life just like people in Bali would have this memorial to their loved ones who still are with them You know one of the most interesting sites in Europe is Madame Toussaud's wax salary and today it's a very commercial venture with the Michael Jackson and Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin but originally started out quite historic and it started out as quick a bloody tradition gives them the backstory of Madame Toussaud's Wax Gallery yeah I find this fast because these sort of madam too so wax museums are so touristy and they feel like such tourist traps but her story great Halloween Story and she's in the seventeen sixty s and she grew up with the anatomist stepfather who taught her about bodies anatomical examination and and she took this and and translated at a particularly bloody time in French history which is basically she was there during the French Revolution and supposedly would even wait at the base of the Guillotine for recently beheaded heads to roll down so she could do ladies of them in cast a death masks and then go and turn around and create a wax model of that figure and She had a real sense and a real flair for presentation and it's in one way it's something that connects her original work with these kinds of tourist traps today which is that after doing this work in France she left to kind of make her fortune she went to England and opened up a wax museum that was sort of half horror show half kind of criminals she made wax models of Birkin hair who are famous resurrection.
"skeleton island" Discussed on 710 WOR
"At the thirty two so Rutgers very least able to change some field position here. No score scarlet knights on the second series of the day hand off for black sheer up the middle to yards to the thirty four yard line at the thirty four. He is taken down by Davis the middle linebacker. There's definitely one thing about art. He is Tom. You know what I mean? And it's very difficult as a true freshman. I mean, I was a richer freshman and had a very difficult time, you know, grasping the speed of the game and all that stuff. But but again, a tough this is not his problem. Taking care of the football is in a shotgun. Said Caskey drops to throw on second and eight gonna air it out deep downfield for. Complete. He was double covered downfield at the twenty. But they took the shot Melton went up. And it was just over thrown a bit. You know, this team Jon McNulty, you know, like we talked about Kris. We were getting ready to do this broadcast in this offense has not taken a lot of shots down the field. But again for me, I like to see early in the first quarter because one reason and one reason only you're telling the is that you're not afraid to throw a deep. So when you look at this defense they have nine guys in a seven yard radius because they want to stop the run. They're going to eventually have to start bringing guys out to cover the pats. Eddie Lewis Everett warmly, ended receiver out of the shotgun on third and eight hundred to left hits to Sieber out at the forty short of the first down. Good open-field tackle Eddie Lewis made the catch. Mcelhinney by Jesse and a Bono was the best part about. I'm sorry. Chris. What's the best part about this? Rockers has changed field necessary. Baby. So here is to punt Tapan Jacobsz Bhaktapur Maryland with three fifty seven remaining in the opening quarter. Good snap from Billy Taylor core. Sec boots that are away angles at right end. Over end kick Jacobs Field it Craig tackle Rutgers coverage unit getting it done Zahir Lacewell, the freshman from Totten Ville, high and skeleton island with a great open fields tackle with three forty remaining here in the opening quarter. Rutgers and Maryland scoreless here in college park. It'll be I down for Maryland back at their own fourteen yard line when we return. You're listening to Rutgers football. Welcome back to sports. Do you? Next topic. Is it really.
"skeleton island" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"Uh in a sad note in eighteen sixty nine so more than forty years into the lighthouses life a small modern grave was added to the chapel at skellig michael at that point lighthouse keeper w callahan buried two of his small children there after both had died of an illness he then requested and was granted a transfer elsewhere as he was concerned for the health of his remaining child so there is one instance of a modern i'm using the air quotes since it was in the 1800s but a modern grave they are at the site the upper light was in service for forty four years until it was the planted by another lighthouse north of the skeleton islands in eighteen seventy the lower lighthouse has remained in use that still in use today although there's been an updates who had that will talk about in a moment now there's actually been a couple of dates but uh the office of public works took possession of the monastery is a state guardianship in eighteen eighty with the intent to repair the crumbling structures and establish an ongoing plan for conservation of the site in 99 nine the lower lighthouse was renovated and updated with a rotating more powerful light the lower light in the original rebel masonry tower remained in use for a hundred forty six years it was extinguished in 1966 and a temporary lantern was erected while an entirely new tower was built the following year the new lighthouses online boasting another upgrade to one point eight million candles like in nineteen sixty nine skellig michaels helipad was constructed on the eastern coast of the island and that helipad is made of reinforced concrete m three very thick columns supported off the cliff face it is terrifying as everything else refill looked at uh on the cliffside the side of the helipad it is a one hundred twenty one foot or thirty seven meter dropped directly into the ocean and 1978 skellig michael became the focus of a longterm conservation project at that point a retaining wall near the church that's part of the monastery.