Two Years Before the Mast

Two Years Before the Mast

By Richard Henry Dana

  • Category: Travel & Adventure, Books
  • Type: ebook
  • Release Date: 1882-01-01
  • File Size: 391.56KB
  • Author: Richard Henry Dana
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It is the story of a sailor's life from the forecastle, not a captain, nor a passenger, but a regular hand. The book was a great favorite with the jack tar of Dana's day, and two thousand copies are said to have been sold to Liverpool sailors in a single day. Even those who haven't the faintest idea what reefing topsail is, or which is starboard and which larboard, will find it an engaging story of an era long past told in simple narrative style.

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