Through the South Seas with Jack London

Through the South Seas with Jack London

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"[...]Snark. I am so made. The trip around the world means big moments of living. Bear with me a moment and look at it. Here am I, a little animal called a man-a bit of vitalised matter, one hundred and sixty-five pounds of meat and blood, p009 nerve, sinew, bones and brain-all of it soft and tender, susceptible to hurt, fallible and frail. I strike a light back-handed blow on the nose of an obstreperous horse, and a bone in my hand is broken. I put my head under the water for five minutes, and I am drowned. I fall twenty feet through the air, and I am smashed. I am a creature of temperature. A few degrees one way, and my fingers and ears and toes blacken and drop off. A few degrees the other way, and my skin blisters and shrivels away from the raw, quivering flesh. A few additional degrees either way, and the light and life in me go out. A drop of poison injected into my body from a snake, and I cease to move-forever I cease to move. A splinter of lead[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 11.18mm | 353.8g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507565976
  • 9781507565971