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Stand By!

Naval Sketches and Stories

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Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 27,747 / 86 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 297
Added to site: 2008.07.14
mnybks.net#: 21511
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of the past history of everybody, will deal with offenders, while, to go to the opposite extreme, the depôt ship's padre will be only too happy to publish the banns of marriage for any member of his flock.

In addition to all this the officers of the flotilla are honorary members of mother's wardroom, where, despite the fact that she sometimes has great difficulty in collecting the sums due at the end of the month, she allows them to obtain meals, drinks, and tobacco. Lastly, she gets up periodical kinematograph or variety shows to which all are invited, free, gratis, and for nothing.... What more could her children want? She is a very good mother to them. Her greatness has not departed.


OUR HAPPY HOME

Compared with that of a "27-knotter" of twenty years ago the wardroom of a modern destroyer is a palatial apartment.

Imagine a room about 15 ft. long, 25 ft. wide--the whole beam of the ship--with about 7 ft. headroom.

It has white enamelled sides and ceiling. A tab

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