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The Skipper and the Skipped: Being the Shore Log of Cap'n Aaron Sproul
"One way you look at it, Uncle Jed," said the Cap'n, "it's a come-down swifter'n a slide from the foretop the whole length of the boomstay. I've been master since I was twenty-four, and I'm goin' onto fifty-six now. I've licked every kind in the sailorman line, from a nigger up to Six-fingered Jack the Portugee. If it wa'n't forow, Josephus Henry!for this rheumatiz, I'd be aboard the Benn this minute with a marlinespike in my hand, and op'nin' a fresh package of language." "That's what I told the owners of the Benn when I fit 'em off'm me and resigned," agreed the Cap'n. "I tell ye, good skippers ain't born ev'ry minuteand they knowed it. I've been turnin' 'em in ten per cent. on her, and that's good property. I've got an eighth into her myself, and with a man as good as I am to run her, I shouldn't need to worry about doin' anything else all my lifeme a single man with no one dependent. I reckon I'll sell. Shipmasters ain't what they used to be." ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 16631
Author: Day, Holman
Release Date: Sep 1, 2005
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