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A Master Of Craft

Auhtor: W Jacobs

Language: english
Published: 1899

Genres:

humor
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Review by O. Brown, August 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Master Of Craft':

The black hour by A. Philips and G. Stair.--A nightmare of the Doldrums by W. C. Russell.--The fate of the Alida by L. Becke.--The salving of the Duncansby Head by C. J. C. Hyne.--A ride on a whale by F. T. Bullen.--The floating beacon anonymous.--False colors by W. W. Jacobs.--The strange story of the Emily Brand by A. H. Allen.--The craft of death by R. T. Rose.--The derelict Neptune b

Excerpts from the Book 'A Master Of Craft':


... to, said the other promptly. It's a long way to Poplar, she said, reflectively. You're Mr. Fraser, the mate, I suppose. Captain ...
... shall scream 'murder and thieves,' said the lady, her eyes gleaming. I'll bring the police up and cause a scandal. Then perhaps I shall see ...
... it would not be the correct thing to do in the upper-circle, and they were still undiscovered when the curtain went up for the second act, and strong ...
... snapped the old lady if he marries that hussy it's precious little you and Fred will get.. I expect it's mostly talk, said her daughter calmly, ...
... situation. I'm going to take an arm of each of 'em and Matilda'll take yours, she said, at length. As you please, said Fraser, and in this way ...
... be away at least six months, perhaps more, according as things turn out.. The mate pushed his scarcely tasted dinner from him, and got up from ...
... think what I've done with it.. At this intelligence, the remnants of the skipper's temper vanished, and every bad word he had heard of, or read ...
... cheerfully very strong hopes, I threw him a life-belt, and though we got the boat out and pulled about, we couldn't find either of them. I shouldn't ...
... you would 'ave, Joe, said the vengeful cook, retiring behind a huge frying-pan, when I 'eard you singing this morning.. Fraser, coming on deck, ...
... 'im. You must make up your mind he's gone, said Mrs. Tipping, turning to her daughter, that's what I keep telling you. I never was so tired of anything ...
... he said truthfully, that this kindness hurts me. The day I'm married I'll tell you all. . Chapter Xiii.CHAPTER XIII. In happy ignorance that ...
... himself solemnly in the glass. Then fearful that the housekeeper might return sooner than was expected, he blew out the lamp and smoked in the dark. He ...
... What a comfortable old world this must have been before they invented steam and telegraph. I'll go a little bit farther, and then tie it up to a tree.. He ...
... a bunch of keys and a clasp-knife. He tried his other pockets, and then, sinking in a dazed fashion into a chair, tried to think what had become of ...
... to the river. They found a waterman's skiff at the stairs, and sat side by side in the stern, looking contentedly over the dark water, as the waterman ...
... approximate date fixed. There was a slight movement on the part of Elizabeth to obtain Captain Barber's opinion upon that, but being reminded by her mother ...
... cries of command on the Golden Cloud, and saw the bridge slowly opening to give egress to the tug which had her in tow. He saw her shapely hull and ...
... talking about that night, and Tommy's heard 'em speaking about him once or twice, too.. Joe shuffled uneasily. He was beginning to entertain a considerable ...
... before he saw her, and the meeting was embarrassing to both. I'm sorry I was out last time you came, said Poppy. It didn't matter, said Fraser. Conversation ...
... to a pub wot they 'ave at Chelsea, to see whether they 'ad heard anything of 'im.. Ah. interjected the listener. They was very short about it, ...