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The Cruise of the Snark

The Cruise of the Snark

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THE CRUISE OF THE
SNARK

 

BY
JACK LONDON

AUTHOR OF “VALLEY OF THE MOON,” “JOHN BARLEYCORN”
“MUTINY OF THE ELSINORE,” ETC.

 

“Yes have heard the beat of the offshore wind,
And the thresh of the deep-sea rain;
You have heard the song—how long! how long!
Pull out on the trail again!”

 

MILLS & BOON, LIMITED
49 RUPERT STREET
LONDON, W.1

 

Copyright in the United States of America by The Macmillan Company

 

To
CHARMIAN
THE MATE OF THE “SNARK”

WHO TOOK THE WHEEL, NIGHT OR DAY,
WHEN ENTERING
OR LEAVING PORT OR RUNNING A PASSAGE,
WHO TOOK THE WHEEL IN EVERY EMERGENCY, AND
WHO WEPT
AFTER TWO YEARS OF SAILING, WHEN THE
VOYAGE WAS DISCONTINUED

CONTENTS

CHAPTER

 

PAGE

I.

Foreword

13

II.

The Inconceivable and Monstrous

27

III.

Adventure

47

IV.

Finding One’s Way About

58

V.

The First Landfall

72

VI.

A Royal Sport

82

VII.

The Lepers of Molokai

97

VIII.

The House of the Sun

116

IX.

A Pacific Traverse

134

X.

Typee

156

XI.

The Nature Man

175

XII.

The High Seat of Abundance

193

XIII.

The Stone-fishing of Bora Bora

214

XIV.

The Amateur Navigator

223

XV.

Cruising in the Solomons

244

XVI.

Bêche de Mer English

270

XVII.

The Amateur M.D.

280

Backword

303

CHAPTER I
FOREWORD

It began in the swimming pool at Glen Ellen.  Between swims it was our wont to come out and lie in the sand and let our skins breathe the warm air and soak in the sunshine.  Roscoe was a yachtsman.  I had followed the sea a bit.  It was inevitable that we should talk about boats.  We talked about small

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