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Sea Stories

By: Cyrus Townsend Brady,Frank Thomas Bullen,R. J. Cleveland,James Fenimore Cooper,George Cupples,Richard Henry Dana Jr.,Daniel Defoe,Charles Dickens,Victor Hugo,Jean Ingelow,Charles Kingsley,W. H. G. Kingston,Pierre Loti,Frederick Marryat,Herman Melville
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SEA STORIES tells the entire tale. You will find excerpts of some of the most famous nautical stories of all time. Most of us have passed through a period of life during which we have ardently longed to be, if not actually a rover, a buccaneer, or a pirate, at least and really a sailor! To run away to sea has been the misdirected ambition of many a youngster, and some lads there are who have realized their desire to their sorrow. The boy who has not cherished in his heart and exhibited in his actions at sometime or other during his youthful days, a love of ships and salt water, is fit for-well, he is fit for the shore, and that is the worst thing a sailor could say about him! The virile nations, the strong peoples, are those whose countries border on the sea. They who go down to the great deep in ships are they who master the world. On the ocean as well as on the mountain top dwells the spirit of freedom. When men have struggled with each other in the shock of war, or the emulation of peace, when they have matched skill against skill, strength to strength, courage with courage, the higher quality of manhood in each instance has been required upon the sea; for there the sharp contention has been not only between man and man but between nature and man as well. A double portion of heroic spirit is needed to meet the double demand. That is the reason we love the sea. It is this Homeric spirit of the Ocean Masters that fills the dreams of youth and stirs the memories of old age. In these dreams and memories the veriest boy catches glimpses of the perpetual Titanic struggle of, and on, the deep; dimly discerning in his youthful way, a thousand generations of heroic achievement before, and through which, he begins to be; and he realizes that the ocean affords such a field for the exhibition of every high quality that goes to make a man as may be found nowhere else.

Full list of authors:

Cyrus Townsend Brady

Frank Thomas Bullen

R. J. Cleveland

James Fenimore Cooper

George Cupples

Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

Daniel Defoe

Charles Dickens

Victor Hugo

Jean Ingelow

Charles Kingsley

W. H. G. Kingston

Pierre Loti

Frederick Marryat

Herman Melville

Charles Reade

William Clark Russell

Michael Scott

Robert Louis Stevenson

Jean Rudolf Wyss

Public Domain (P)2023 Bookstream GmbH

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