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Image from page 332 of “Spunyarn and spindrift : a sailor boy’s log of a voyage out and home in a china tea-clipper” (1886)
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Title: Spunyarn and spindrift : a sailor boy’s log of a voyage out and home in a china tea-clipper
Year: 1886 (1880s)
Authors: Brown, Robert, fl. 1886-1890 Pritchett, R. T. (Robert Taylor), 1828-1907
Publisher: London : Houlston
Contributing Library: University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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all the people in the world, the averageEnglishman is the most profoundly ignorant on allmatters connected with the sea. Yet let a singer appearon any stage dressed in what is considered the correctnautical costume (a sort of cross between a ballet-girland a coastguardsman), and wave a sixpenny union-jackpocket-handkerchief—Lord, how the people applaud ! Rule, Britannia ! Britannia rules the waves ! Quiteso, and so wise has been her rule that, so far as hermercantile marine is concerned, she has ruled her oldsupremacy right out! When do you leave Hong Kong, Captain Bowes ? inquired one of the officers, very likely glad to get anopportunity of changing the conversation. On Wednesday morning, I hope. The conversation then became general—home news,local gossip and, the like were talked about ; and soat last Major Anderson rose, and after thanking theskipper for his hospitality, he and the rest of ourvisitors bade us good-bye and went off in their boat. CHAPTER XXVI. PAGODA ANCHORAGE.
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•GETTING UNDER WAY—THE RIVER MIN—PAGODA ANCHORAGE—-THETEA-CLIPPERS—A MAN-OF-WAR JUNK. N Wednesday morning the captain camebustling aboard. Get under way ! get under way at onceMr. Harvey! shouted he, even before hisfoot touched the deck. Ay, ay, sir, replied the mate.Now I was rather anxious to see how the captainmeant to get the ship out from where she was lying—head to wind and tide—among the surrounding vessels.To me it looked an almost impossible feat, for theanchorage was rather crowded, and there were shipsahead, astern, and all round us. We only had oneanchor down and that was brought to a short stay, theother was hove up while the captain was ashore, and ithad only just been catted and fished when he came off. Lay aloft and loose the sails! Smart now !—and one 320 SPUNYARN AND SPINDRIFT. hand stand by each bunt gasket until I sing out Letfall ! Away we scurried, racing up the rigging and swarmingout on the yards (we had a swarm of eight at the fore,including th
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