Daily Archives: March 6, 2007

Little Women

“‘Bosun’s mate, take a bight of the flying-jib sheet, and start this villain if he doesn’t confess his sins double quick,’ said the British captain. The Portuguese held his tongue like a brick, and walked the plank, while the jolly … Continue reading

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A Tragedy of Error

“The pearls in that watch are costly because it’s worth a man’s life to get at them. You want me to be your pearl diver. Be it so. You must guarantee me a safe descent …” Henry James, ‘A Tragedy … Continue reading

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