Picked Up at Sea

Picked Up at Sea

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"[...]have, specially as it looks like chopping round. What is she going now?" he asked of the quartermaster or boatswain, one individual performing both functions in the Yankee craft. "Close on nine knots, Cap'en," answered the man, who had just hove the log over the stern, and now stood, minute-glass in hand, calculating the result. "Nine knots with this breeze? That will never do. Away aloft there, and shake out the topgallant sails! Now, men, stir yourselves in proper man-o'-war's fashion; and let us see it done in ship-shape style! That's your sort, men. Johnson shall shell out some grog presently to splice the main brace."-He continued aloud, as the hands came down the ratlins again without losing time, after lowering the sails, -"Now, hoist away at the[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 9.91mm | 317.51g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507682662
  • 9781507682661