Rattlin, the reefer

Paperback | August 17, 2009

byEdward Howard

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1836. Excerpt: ... to make it a very dangerous thing to play tricks upon him, the odium of tale-bearer, and, on the other, that ultima ratio, of kings as well as midshipmen, war, in the repelling of insult CHAPTER XXXI. Another mystery--all overjoyed because the Eos is under weigh; she works well--through the water--her officers through their wine--Ralph refrainelh, and self-glorifieth --a long shore man makes a short stay on board--becuust he won't go on the wrong tack. But I must now explain why I had become so suddenly a favourite in the ward-room. The very stout gentleman, who came off with the admiral and captain, undertook the aquatic excursion on my account. He made every inquiry as to my equipment, my messmates, and my chance of comfort. Yet I, the person most concerned, was sent out of the way, lest by accident I should meet with him. I never knew who he was, nor do I think the captain did. My shipmates had their conjectures, and I had mine. They took him to be what is usually called, not a person, but a personage. 1 believe that he was nothing more than a personage's fat steward, or some other menial obesity--for it was very plain that he was ashamed to look me in the face! and I understand he gave himself many second-hand airs. If now living, I hope this may meet his eye. And now we are off in earnest. The Norelight is passed; the pilot is on the hammock nettings. The breeze takes the sails, the noble frigate bends to it, as a gallant cavalier gently stoops to receive the kiss of beauty--the blocks rattle as the ropes fly through them--the sails court the wind to their embrace, now on the one side, now on the other. I stand on the quarter-deck, in silent admiration at the astonishing effects of this wonderful seeming confusion. I am pushed here, and ordered there--I now jump to avoid the ed...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1836. Excerpt: ... to make it a very dangerous thing to play tricks upon him, the odium of tale-bearer, and, on the other, that ultima ratio, of kings as well as midshipmen,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.4 inPublished:August 17, 2009Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217747140

ISBN - 13:9780217747141

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