Two Years Before the Mast

Two Years Before the Mast : (Richard Henry Dana Classics Collection)

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With all my imperfections on my head, '' I joined the crew, and we hauled out into the stream, and came to anchor for the night. The next day we were employed in preparation for sea, reeving studding-sail gear, crossing royal yards, putting on chafing gear, and taking on board our powder. On the following night, I stood my first watch. I remained awake nearly all the first part of the night from fear that I might not hear when I was called; and when I went on deck, so great were my ideas of the importance of my trust, that I walked regularly fore and aft the whole length of the vessel, looking out over the bows and taffrail at each turn, and was not a little surprised at the coolness of the old seaman whom I called to take my place, in stowing himself snugly away under the long-boat for a nap. That was a sufficient lookout, he thought, for a fine night, at anchor in a safe harbor.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 445g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508618011
  • 9781508618010

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