Naval Occasions And Some Traits Of The Sailor-man by BartimeusNaval Occasions And Some Traits Of The Sailor-man by Bartimeus

Naval Occasions And Some Traits Of The Sailor-man


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... XXV. WHY THE GUNNER WENT ASHORE. The evening mail had come, and Selby sat alone in his cabin mechanically reading and re-reading a letter. Finally he tore it up into very small pieces and held them clenched in his hand, staring very hard at nothing in particular. He was engaged to be married: or to be more precise, he had been engaged. The letter that had come by the evening mail said that this was not so any longer. The girl who wrote it was a very straightforward person who hated concealment of facts because they were unpleasant. It had become necessary to tell Selby that she couldn't love him any longer, and, faith, she had told him. Further, by her creed, it was only right that she should tell him about Someone Else as well. It was all very painful, and the necessity for thus putting things to Selby in their proper light had cost her sleepless nights, red eyes, and much expensive notepaper, before the letter was finally posted. But she did hope he would realise it was For the Best, . . . and some day he would be so thankful. ... It had all been a Big Mistake, because she wasn't a bit what he thought, . . . and so forth. A very distressing letter to have to write, and, from Selby's point of view, even more distressing to have to read. Few men enjoy being brought up against their limitations thus abruptly, especially where Women and Love are concerned. In Selby's case was added the knowledge that another had been given what he couldn't hold. He had made a woman love him, but he couldn't make her go on loving him. . . . He was insufficient unto the day. Critics with less biassed judgment might have taken a different point of view: might have said she was a jilt, or held she acted a little cruelly: gone further, even, and opined he was...
Title:Naval Occasions And Some Traits Of The Sailor-manFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021773071X

ISBN - 13:9780217730716

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