Starboard And Port; The "nettie" Along Shore

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byGeorge Hughes Hepworth

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. LARKS AND A CHAT. "Perhaps it may turn out a sang, Perhaps turn out a sermon." Burns. "For every inch that is not fool is rogue." Dryden. ETWEEN Country Harbor and the Gut of Canso we had no wind at all, and were literally given over to all sorts of pranks and practical jokes. There was never a day in the whole trip when we succeeded in subtracting so many years from our general average of fortytwo, and in putting on the reckless habits of boyhood. Nothing seemed to be too daring, and nothing too foolish to do. At one time the whole company were climbing the shrouds, hand over hand, and hanging from various heights. There was a deep-seated rivalry among us to reach the topmast. Many were the struggles, the plunges, the kicks, as though somewhere in the air an invisible platform was placed, from which to get a fresh impulse, but to no purpose. We all got out of breath at nearly the same moment, and came sliding down to the deck with a rapidity which burned the cuticle from more than one hand. After a man has expended the last ounce of energy in the upward climb, it is curious how anxious he is to get back to terra firma. He lets the rope slip through his fingers in the most reckless way, and pays for his carelessness with two or three blisters. At another time we laid traps for each other, and once in a while a man would get caught in a most laughable and ridiculous predicament. Poor Stigand was quietly walking across the deck, when unwittingly he put his feet into a noose which lay in ambush, and in an instant Bertric and Ruloff, who had rove the line through a block at the foretop, hauled vigorously at the other end. Stigand was fairly trapped. The rope closed about his legs before he could extricate himself, and in a moment more he was lying...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. LARKS AND A CHAT. "Perhaps it may turn out a sang, Perhaps turn out a sermon." Burns. "For every inch that is not ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021756271X

ISBN - 13:9780217562713

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