Whaling and Fishing (Classic Reprint)

Whaling and Fishing (Classic Reprint)

by Charles Nordhoff
     
 

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Excerpt from Whaling and Fishing

With this volume my story of life at sea is complete. I have endeavored to give a strictly faithful account of the various phases of a sailor's existence. I have borne in mind the usual objection to books of this class; that they, are likely to inspire youth with an uneasy longing for a wandering, worthless mode of life. And as my

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Excerpt from Whaling and Fishing

With this volume my story of life at sea is complete. I have endeavored to give a strictly faithful account of the various phases of a sailor's existence. I have borne in mind the usual objection to books of this class; that they, are likely to inspire youth with an uneasy longing for a wandering, worthless mode of life. And as my little books were likely to interest young men and boys, my aim has been to give a plain common sense picture of that about which a false romance throws many charms. If anything I have written on this subject shall induce a young man, launching into life, to make a sensible choice of evils, by looking elsewhere than to the Sea for the adventurous existence which his spirit requires, I shall be rewarded.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330128176
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/16/2015
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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