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Manners Makyth Man Ship's Company, Part 12.   By: (1863-1943)

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Manners Makyth Man Ship's Company, Part 12 by W. W. Jacobs is a riveting continuation of an incredible story. Jacobs once again proves his mastery in storytelling, as he skillfully weaves together a tale full of suspense, humor, and unexpected twists.

The plot of this installment revolves around the misadventures of a motley group of characters aboard a ship, which creates a unique and vibrant setting for the story. With a touch of comedy, Jacobs successfully incorporates various moments that will have readers laughing out loud. The author's ability to balance tension and humor is commendable, as it keeps the narrative engaging and unpredictable.

One of the highlights of this novel is the well-developed and diverse cast of characters. Each individual is distinctively crafted and possesses their own quirks and flaws, making them relatable and realistic. As the story progresses, readers get a deeper understanding of the characters' motivations and personal growth, which only adds to the depth and complexity of the overall narrative.

Jacobs' writing style is fluid and immersive, making it easy for readers to become fully engrossed in the story. He skillfully sets the scene, providing vivid descriptions without overwhelming the reader with unnecessary details. This allows one's imagination to run wild, creating a visual feast of the ship and its various encounters.

Furthermore, the pacing of the book is excellent. The author maintains a steady rhythm, with each chapter building upon the previous events. This keeps the reader hooked and eagerly turning the pages, leading to an addictive reading experience.

However, one minor drawback of this installment is that it assumes a certain level of familiarity with the previous parts of the series. While it does provide a brief recap, it may pose a challenge for readers who have not followed the story from the beginning. Nonetheless, this does not detract significantly from the overall enjoyment of the book.

In conclusion, Manners Makyth Man Ship's Company, Part 12 is another exceptional addition to W. W. Jacobs' series. With its engaging story, well-rounded characters, and seamless writing style, this book is a worthy continuation of an enthralling adventure. Whether one is a fan of the series or a newcomer, this novel promises an entertaining and satisfying read.

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By W.W. Jacobs


The night watchman appeared to be out of sorts. His movements were even slower than usual, and, when he sat, the soap box seemed to be unable to give satisfaction. His face bore an expression of deep melancholy, but a smouldering gleam in his eye betokened feelings deeply moved.

"Play acting I don't hold with," he burst out, with sudden ferocity. "Never did. I don't say I ain't been to a theayter once or twice in my life, but I always come away with the idea that anybody could act if they liked to try. It's a kid's game, a silly kid's game, dressing up and pretending to be somebody else."

He cut off a piece of tobacco and, stowing it in his left cheek, sat chewing, with his lack lustre eyes fixed on the wharves across the river. The offensive antics of a lighterman in mid stream, who nearly fell overboard in his efforts to attract his attention, he ignored.

"I might ha' known it, too," he said, after a long silence. "If I'd only stopped to think, instead o' being in such a hurry to do good to others, I should ha' been all right, and the pack o' monkey faced swabs on the Lizzie and Annie wot calls themselves sailor men would 'ave had to 'ave got something else to laugh about. They've told it in every pub for 'arf a mile round, and last night, when I went into the Town of Margate to get a drink, three chaps climbed over the partition to 'ave a look at me... Continue reading book >>

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