The Wind Blew Shrill and Smart by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson

THE wind blew shrill and smart,
And the wind awoke my heart
Again to go a-sailing o’er the sea,
To hear the cordage moan
And the straining timbers groan,
And to see the flying pennon lie a-lee.

O sailor of the fleet,
It is time to stir the feet!
It’s time to man the dingy and to row!
It’s lay your hand in mine
And it’s empty down the wine,
And it’s drain a health to death before we go!

To death, my lads, we sail;
And it’s death that blows the gale
And death that holds the tiller as we ride.
For he’s the king of all
In the tempest and the squall,
And the ruler of the Ocean wild and wide!

Books by Robert Louis Stevenson

In The South Seas Click to view on Amazon
In The South Seas
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Treasure Island
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Kidnapped
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