In a Steamer Chair

In a Steamer Chair
and Other Shipboard Stories

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In a Steamer Chair by Robert Barr

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In a Steamer Chair
and Other Shipboard Stories

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In a Steamer ChairMrs TremainShare and Share AlikeAn International BowA Ladies' ManA Society for the Reformation of Poker PlayersThe Man Who Was Not On The Passenger ListThe Terrible Experience of PlodkinsA Case of FeverHow The Captain Got His Steamer OutMy StowawayThe Purser's StoryMiss 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.

SECOND DAY.

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

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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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