The Sea and the Jungle

The Sea and the Jungle

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"[...]manner was that of one who would be annoyed if I treated him like a practical man, arranging miles of petty considerations and exceptions before him, arguing for hours along rows of trifles, and hoping the harvest of difficulties of no consequence at the end of the argument would convince him. Indeed I know he is always impatient for the next step in any business, and not, like most of us, for more careful consideration. "Look there," said the sailor, pointing to Ludgate Circus, "see that Putney 'bus? If it takes up two more passengers before it passes this spot then you've got to come." That made the difficulty much clearer. I agreed. The 'bus struggled off, and a man with a bag ran at it and boarded it. One! Then it had a clear run-it almost reached us-in another two seconds!-I began to breathe more easily; the danger of liberty was almost gone. Then the sailor jumped for the 'bus before it[...]."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 318g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507529082
  • 9781507529089

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113 ratings
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1 2% (2)
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