Adrift in America: Or Work and Adventure in the States (Classic Reprint)

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It was on returning home that my real adventures began, for though I saw enough hard weather and did a great deal of hard work in that five years, it was after all nothing more than comes in the course of learning his profession to every young seaman. And to tell the truth, I was pretty tired of the sea. It did not take me long as a youngster to learn to discount the romance of it, which lies chie?y either in ignorant imagination, or in the memory of some old salt who has forgotten the tough salt horse and weevilly biscuit to remember that he was then young and strong and able to enjoy himself when he got a rare chance. And apart from all romance there did not seem to be very much in the business. It was not only monotonous but poorly paid. SO that is the reason why I made up my mind to go to America and see what could be done there. And if I did not succeed in making money, at any rate I had a very varied time and learnt something of the inside of a country.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Cecil Roberts

Hardback

Published Date - August 25 2019

ISBN - 9780331307481

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.7 cm

Page Count - 256

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