A War-Time Voyage; Being the Itinerary of an Ocean-Tramp from Port to Port, 1916-17

A War-Time Voyage; Being the Itinerary of an Ocean-Tramp from Port to Port, 1916-17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...of hurt and some bitterness: " Now that's nasty. I call that rightdown nasty." " What is? " I ask. " That is," says he, " to refer to breakfast as a porridge-pot." " I did nothing of the sort," I answer, rather nettled at his use of this habit, so common in a certain class of mind, of wilfully twisting the opponent's case to fit his attack on it. " What I said was a joke, as any boy could see." " It didn't sound like one." " No joke ever does to those who are determined not to take it as one." " That's for me, then? " asks he, more lightly. " If the cap fits," I answer similarly, and add, " When, I wonder, will you be old enough to take a joke as well as give one? You haven't the monopoly, you know; any more than a ship-master is the captain of all men he meets. A wise man varies his bearing according to the men he meets------" " A feather to every wind that blows, eh? " " Certainly, so far as manners, self-respect and that go. You know, you're at one and the same time the most sensitive and satirical man I have met, and neither my experience nor my study of men and women has been limited----" " Here, none of the professional manner, you know--not before breakfast; I couldn't stand that," he puts in, more genially. In the same manner I remark, " It does you good, I think, to show you bits of your1 _ self now and then; as it does all of us." " Oh, what about you? " " You haven't hesitated at holding up that mirror, as you see it; because you couldn't avoid doing so with the angel Gabriel, if you were shipmates for a few days. And, you know, you have had no one to...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236954599
  • 9781236954596