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More Cargoes 1897   By: (1863-1943)

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More Cargoes 1897 by W. W. Jacobs is a captivating collection of short stories that takes readers on a thrilling journey across the world's oceans. Each story presents a unique and compelling perspective on life at sea, providing both entertainment and insight into the maritime world of the late 19th century.

One of the standout qualities of this book is the author's exceptional storytelling ability. Jacobs masterfully crafts narratives that immediately draw readers in, effortlessly transporting them to different places and eras. Through vivid descriptions and realistic characters, he skillfully captures the essence of life aboard ships, painting a rich and immersive picture of this intriguing setting.

The diverse range of stories in More Cargoes 1897 ensures there is something for everyone to enjoy. From tales of perilous adventures to heartwarming accounts of camaraderie, each story explores different aspects of life at sea, leaving readers eagerly anticipating what awaits them in the next chapter. The author's ability to switch seamlessly between lighthearted humor and intense suspense ensures a well-rounded reading experience that keeps readers engrossed from beginning to end.

Furthermore, the book offers a glimpse into the social dynamics of the time period. Jacobs skillfully addresses various issues such as the class divide, superstitions, and the impact of technology on seafaring trade. These themes add depth and thought-provoking elements to the stories, elevating them beyond mere entertainment and offering valuable insight into the social landscape of the late 19th century.

While the stories themselves are engaging, the real strength lies in Jacobs' ability to develop memorable characters. Each protagonist has a distinct personality, often displaying a mix of courage, resilience, and vulnerability. Readers will find themselves invested in their journeys, rooting for their triumphs, and feeling the weight of their trials. It is through these well-rounded characters that Jacobs manages to infuse the stories with emotional depth, making them truly memorable.

Overall, More Cargoes 1897 is a delightful read for fans of adventure, historical fiction, and maritime tales. W. W. Jacobs showcases his remarkable storytelling prowess, transporting readers to the high seas and immersing them in a world of excitement, danger, and human connection. This collection of short stories is an excellent addition to any bookshelf, sure to captivate readers and leave them yearning for more.

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By W. W. Jacobs

Frederick A. Stokes Company 1897


More Cargoes Smoked Skipper A Safety Match A Rash Experiment The Cabin Passenger "Choice Spirits" A Disciplinarian Brother Hutchins The Disbursement Sheet Rule Of Three Pickled Herring Two Of A Trade An Intervention The Grey Parrot Money Changers The Lost Ship



"Wapping Old Stairs?" said the rough individual! shouldering the brand new sea chest, and starting off at a trot with it; "yus, I know the place, captin. Fust v'y'ge, sir?"

"Ay, ay, my hearty," replied the owner of the chest, a small, ill looking lad of fourteen. "Not so fast with those timbers of yours. D'ye hear?"

"All right, sir," said the man, and, slackening his pace, twisted his head round to take stock of his companion.

"This ain't your fust v'y'ge, captin," he said admiringly; "don't tell me. I could twig that directly I see you. Ho, what's the use o' trying to come it over a poor'ard working man like that?"

"I don't think there's much about the sea I don't know," said the boy in a satisfied voice. "Starboard, starboard your helium a bit."

The man obeying promptly, they went the remainder of the distance in this fashion, to the great inconvenience of people coming from the other direction... Continue reading book >>

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