TAILIEUCHUNG - LUYỆN ĐỌC TIẾNG ANH QUA CÁC TÁC PHẨM VĂN HỌC –TEN YEARS AFTER ALEXANDRE DUMAS CHAPTER 9

TEN YEARS AFTER ALEXANDRE DUMAS CHAPTER 9 Đây là một tác phẩm anh ngữ nổi tiếng với những từ vựng nâng cao chuyên ngành văn chương. Nhằm giúp các bạn yêu thich tiếng anh luyện tập và củng cố thêm kỹ năng đọc tiếng anh . | TEN YEARS AFTER ALEXANDRE DUMAS CHAPTER 9 At Sea. The following day was somewhat calmer although the gale still continued. The sun had however risen through a bank of orange clouds tingeing with its cheerful rays the crests of the black waves. Watch was impatiently kept from the different look-outs. Towards eleven o clock in the morning a ship with sails full set was signalled as in view two others followed at the distance of about half a knot. They approached like arrows shot from the bow of a skillful archer and yet the sea ran so high that their speed was as nothing compared to the rolling of the billows in which the vessels were plunging first in one direction and then in another. The English fleet was soon recognized by the line of the ships and by the color of their pennants the one which had the princess on board and carried the admiral s flag preceded the others. The rumor now spread that the princess was arriving. The whole French court ran to the harbor while the quays and jetties were soon covered by crowds of people. Two hours afterwards the other vessels had overtaken the flagship and the three not venturing perhaps to enter the narrow entrance of the harbor cast anchor between Le Havre and La Heve. When the maneuver had been completed the vessel which bore the admiral saluted France by twelve discharges of cannon which were returned discharge for discharge from Fort Francis I. Immediately afterwards a hundred boats were launched they were covered with the richest stuffs and destined for the conveyance of the different members of the French nobility towards the vessels at anchor. But when it was observed that even inside the harbor the boats were tossed to and fro and that beyond the jetty the waves rose mountains high dashing upon the shore with a terrible uproar it was readily believed that not one of those frail boats would be able with safety to reach a fourth part of the distance between the shore and the vessels at anchor. A pilot-boat however .

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