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A List To Starboard

Auhtor: F Hopkinson Smith

Language: english
Published: 1909

Genres:

short story,  nautical
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Review by A. Dent, August 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A List To Starboard':

A List To Starboard And The Parthenon By Way Of Papendrecht Illustrated Edition Dodo Press by F Hopkinson Smith. Francis Hopkinson Smith 1838-1915 was an American author artist and engineer. He was a descendant of Francis Hopkinson one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Smith became a contractor in New York City and did much work for the federal government including the foundation for the Bartholdi Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. His vacations were spent sketching in the White Mountains in Cuba and in Mexico. He also visited and sketched in Venice Constantinople and the Netherlands. He illustrated and published numerous travelogues such as Well-Worn Roads 1887 A White Umbrella in Mexico 1889 and The Venice of To-Day 1897 . His novels and short stories are especially felicitous in their portrayal of the Old South. Among them are Colonel Carter of Cartersville 1891 A Gentleman Vagabond and Some Others 1895 Tom Grogan 1896 The Fortunes of Oliver Horn 1902 The Under Dog 1903 and The Tides of Barnegat 1906 .

Excerpts from the Book 'A List To Starboard':


... know 'em by heart: it's a lie, whatever it says. Give an inspector twenty dollars and he's stone blind.. The Manager laughed softly. He had handled ...
... mouth, crossed a fissure in his face, stopped within half an inch of his stub nose, and died out in a smile of derision. What I'm afraid of ...
... passengers, and the Captain don't want 'em. Didn't want to take me-except our folks had a lot of stuff aboard. Had enough passengers, he said.. Well, ...
... straps hanging loose. He generally sat by himself in one corner of the cramped smoking-room, and seldom took part in the conversation. The Bum Actor ...
... he continued on to his cabin. Once there the Captain closed the door behind him, shutting out the pound and swash of the sea took from a rack over ...
... then mounted the stairs to the bridge. With the exception that the line of his mouth had straightened and the knots in his eyebrows tightened, he was, ...
... been through a lot and have almost reached the end of my rope. Have you got a wife at home. The Texan shook his head. Well, if you had you'd understand ...
... and then, with a glance around him, as if in fear of being overheard, asked:. Can you keep your nerve in a mix-up.. Do you mean a fight. queried ...
... the ship, its vibrations even reaching the widow lying awake in her cabin. This said that some hundreds of barrels of turpentine had broken loose and ...
... lungs. I waited a little while, hoping he or some of the crew would come up again, and then I went down the ladder myself. When I got to the first landing ...
... toward the Cattle Agent's cabin. When the two emerged the Texan's face still wore the look which had rested on it since the time the Captain had called ...
... shouting with laughter, the overjoyed mother clapping her hands as the big burly Captain with his face twice as red from the exercise, danced back and ...
... own when he got back, he laughed in explanation. III. Luncheon over, the passengers, many of whom had been continuously in their berths, began to ...
... widow, however, was still anxious. What are they doing with the boats. she asked, her eyes following the Captain's disappearing figure. Only ...
... the Texan. It's a thousand miles to the nearest land, and there ain't no bakery on the way that I know of. Can't be too careful when there's women ...
... positions near the bottom step, but within reach of the widow's chair. Once the Actor loosened his coat and slipped in his hand as if to be sure of something ...
... ready- and he laid his hand encouragingly on the widow's arm. With this he turned to the Texan and the Actor:. You understand, both of you, do ...
... had tried to wedge himself between the First Officer and the rail and twice had been pushed back-the last time with a swing that landed him against a ...
... disappeared like a dying star. Another cheer went up. This time the watch on the foretop and the men astride the nose sent it whirling through the ...
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