The Log of a Sea-waif: Being Recollections of the First Four Years of My Sea Life

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D. Appleton, 1899 - 370 páginas

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Página 20 - I have often seen the men break up a couple of biscuits into a pot of coffee for breakfast, and after letting it stand for a minute or two, skim off the accumulated scum of vermin from the top— maggots^ weevils, etc., to the extent. of a couple of tablespoonsful, before they could shovel the mess into their craving stomachs.
Página 350 - It was hard to tell where one left off and the other one started, especially with Lion and his two different colors.
Página 205 - ... permanent winds belong the trade winds, the antitrades, and the prevailing westerlies of high latitudes; to the periodic winds belong monsoons, land and sea breezes, and mountain and valley breezes; to the non-periodic winds belong the high winds that accompany cyclones and anticyclones, including the hurricane of the West Indies, the typhoon of the China Seas, the simoom of Arabia and Africa, the sirocco of Italy, the fohn winds of the Alps. the chinook winds of the northwestern part of the...
Página 47 - Up went the police-flag again — to the main truck this time. In addition to this the sergeant hoisted a small weft at the peak, explaining sulkily that this was an urgent private signal for reinforcements. He added,
Página 362 - Dixon isn't going to let a little thing like that stand in his way. He wants my company, and that means he's going to try to get his hands on Letty.

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