The Skipper and the Skipped

Being the Shore Log of Cap'n Aaron Sproul

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Author: Holman Day
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 116,954 / 335 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 526
Added to site: 2006.04.14
mnybks.net#: 13414
Origin: gutenberg.org

Entertaining, humorous episodes, matrimonial, official and other, in the career of a retired New England sea captain who finds shore life more strenuous than he had expected.

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chirruped back sociably. Port then remarked: "Pretty Polly!" Starboard chirruped a few cheery bars from "A Sailor's Wife a Sailor's Star Should Be." Then both parrots rapped their beaks genially against the bars of the cages and beamed on the lady with their little button eyes.

"Well, I swow!" ejaculated the Cap'n, rubbing his knurly forefinger under his nose, and glancing first at the parrots and then at the lady. "If that ain't as much of an astonisher as when the scuttle-butt danced a jig on the dog-vane! Them two us'ly cusses strangers, no matter what age or sect. They was learnt to do it." He gazed doubtfully at the birds, as though they might possibly be deteriorating in the effeminacies of shore life.

"I always was a great hand with pets of all kinds," said the lady, modestly. "Animals seem to take to me sort of naturally. I hear you have long followed the sea, Cap'n Sproul--I believe that's the name, Cap'n Sproul?"

"Sproul it is, ma'am--Aaron for fore-riggin'. Them as said I folle

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