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In a Steamer Chair

and Other Shipboard Stories

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Author: Robert Barr (Luke Sharp)
Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 58,132 / 166 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 995 917

In a Steamer Chair
Mrs Tremain
Share and Share Alike
An International Bow
A Ladies' Man
A Society for the Reformation of Poker Players
The Man Who Was Not On The Passenger List
The Terrible Experience of Plodkins
A Case of Fever
How The Captain Got His Steamer Out
My Stowaway
The Purser's Story
Miss Mcmillan

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over, and I must confess I was angry."

"You were perfectly justified."

"In getting angry, perhaps; but in showing my anger, no--as some one says in a play. Meanwhile, we'll forget all about it," and with that the young lady rose, bidding her new acquaintance good night.

George Morris found he had more appetite for dinner than he expected to have.


Mr. George Morris did not sleep well his first night on the City of Buffalo. He dreamt that he was being chased around the deck by a couple of young ladies, one a very pronounced blonde, and the other an equally pronounced brunette, and he suffered a great deal because of the uncertainty as to which of the two pursuers he desired the most to avoid. It seemed to him that at last he was cornered, and the fiendish young ladies began literally, as the slang phrase is, to mop the deck with him. He felt himself being slowly pushed back and forward across the deck, and he wondered how long he would last if this treatment were kept u

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
Leah A. Zeldes

Short stories set in a vanished world -- the transatlantic steamship. Today, a cruise is a vacation in and of itself, and ocean-crossing passengers are mostly well-to-do, but in the days when cruise lines were merely a means of transportation overseas, a broad mix of people came together aboard ship.

This collection forms an eclectic mix, too. Quality varies, but most of the stories are worth reading.

This release could have used better proofreading.



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