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THE HORROR!!! I had not started this but oh geez do I hate the sound of this. If I find that your skimming proved true, I am writing the author and saying.. OY!!! What were you thinking. I will let you know.Originally posted by Nicole Marie:
"Mary, Called Magdalene".... From what I read he developed her life great as a child and adult but .... had Jesus' body stolen by robbers and his supporters quickly run off to save the day and Mary gets ditched on the side.
I found it really amazing to contrast that to the crews of war ships of the same size and period. I read the Aubrey/Maturin series first (Patrick O'Brien, ex: "Master and Commander"), where they stuff the ships as full of men as they can, and where speed in all things is paramount. Then I read the Dana book (2 years before the mast) - wow! Different goals, different solutions.Originally posted by dai bread:
I read "Two Years Before the Mast" a while ago. It gave an intriguing insight into life on a sailing ship. The most surprising thing to me was the small numbers of crew. About 9 men, if I remember correctly.
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