Dead Men Tell No Tales

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1st World Library, 2007 - 196 pages
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Nothing is so easy as falling in love on a long sea voyage, except falling out of love. Especially was this the case in the days when the wooden clippers did finely to land you in Sydney or in Melbourne under the four full months. We all saw far too much of each other, unless, indeed, we were to see still more. Our superficial attractions mutually exhausted, we lost heart and patience in the disappointing strata which lie between the surface and the bed-rock of most natures. My own experience was confined to the round voyage of the Lady Jermyn, in the year 1853. It was no common experience, as was only too well known at the time. And I may add that I for my part had not the faintest intention of falling in love on board; nay, after all these years, let me confess that I had good cause to hold myself proof against such weakness. Yet we carried a young lady, coming home, who, God knows, might have made short work of many a better man!

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A boring, forgettable book with an uninteresting plot. I was attracted to the title on (part of Project Gutenberg) and downloaded the book. I kept reading till the end just to see how ... Read full review

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Things seem strange aboard the Lady Jermyn. The first mate is convinced that the ship is off course and there's gossip among the passengers that a secret cargo has been smuggled on board. In the ... Read full review

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