Once A Sailor
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Once A Sailor

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Published by Rosedog Pr .
Written in English


  • Military,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11286259M
ISBN 100805992227
ISBN 109780805992229

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A sailor could find much in the Navy: comrades-in-arms, pride in self and country, mastery of the seaman's trade. An adolescent could find adulthood. “I Was A Sailor Once” I liked standing on the bridge wing at sunrise with salt spray in my face and clean ocean winds whipping in from the four quarters of the globe. I liked the sounds of the Navy - the piercing trill of the boatswains pipe, the syncopated clang of the ship’s bell on the quarterdeck, the harsh, and strong language and laughter of sailors at work. I Was A Sailor Once *** I liked standing on the bridge wing at sunrise with salt spray in my face and clean ocean winds whipping in from the four quarters of the globe - the ship beneath me feeling like a living thing as her engines drove her swiftly through the sea. There was once an old sailor my grandfather knew Who had so many things which he wanted to do That, whenever he thought it was time to begin, He couldn't because of the state he was in. He was shipwrecked, and lived on an island for weeks, And he wanted a hat, and he wanted some breeks; And he wanted some nets, or a line and some hooks For the turtles and things which you read.

This is a book you'll enjoy reading more than once. Read more. 3 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. M. Johnson. out of 5 stars Totally enjoyed, like I was there. Reviewed in the United States on Ap Verified Purchase. Ever read a book and was so sad that it ended? I am a retired sailor who loves the s: Throughly recommend the book to every sailor and motor boater alike. Thank you for writing it. Regards Paul. Here’s the link to the book at Amazon USA and Amazon UK. If you’re not from America or the UK, just go to your local Amazon website and type the name of the book into Amazon’s search box.   A naughty joke here - 'Once a sailor, always a sailor'? On the day of the wedding, Sophie was getting dressed,and she suddenly realised she had forgotten to get any shoes. Panic! Then her sister remembered that she had a pair of white shoes from her wedding so she lent them to Sophie for the day. Unfortunately they were a bit too small and by. As historian Paul A. Gilje chronicles in Swear Like a Sailor: Maritime Culture in America, to , the figure of the sailor, or jack-tar, as the English originally referred to the seamen of.

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