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Round the Horn Before the Mast

By Basil Lubbock

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£16.00

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ISBN:
978-0-85174-506-0
Published date:
First published 1902-3rd edition I907

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Bibliographic Notes

This book was first published in 1902. It was last reprinted in 1915, and was allowed to go out of stock. We have decided to reprint and we have photocopied the text and drawings from the original copy.

Round the Horn Before the Mast will add to your collection of Basil Lubbock's publications. There are 386 pages, 10 Chapters and 14 Illustrations. It is a lively book and we are sure it will be as popular as other editions of Basil Lubbock.

The contents are as follows:

CHAPTER 1. "Frisco": Choosing a Ship · Signing on · Don Henderson · At a Seaman's Tailor · First Days Work · Cleaning the Stringers · Sailors v Base-bailers at Cricket · The Seaman's Institute · My Carriboo Bag · A Sailors' Concert · Emptying the Bilges-The Marlboro' Hill's Crew of Landlubbers · Yankee Brutality at Sea · Chipping · Johnsen, the Swede.

CHAPTER 2. Oakland Creek and Port Costa: A Lively Time crossing the Bay · Mooring Ship · Sea Serpents · An Old South Seaman · More Cricket · The Bilges again · Lining the Hold · The Art of Painting · Mosquitoes and Song · Bleeding the Grain · Bending Sail · An Early Morning Picnic · Bathing in the Sacramento · A Fatality · Ready for Sea · Taking in Stores · Our Crew come Aboard · My Stewardship · The Return of the Californian Boys.

CHAPTER 3. The North Pacific: Man the Capstan · Making Sail · Picking the Watches · Going About · My Gaff-topsail · Timekeeping · The Binnacies · Matches · Dandyfunk and Crackerhash · Dutchmen and Dagos · Johnsen's Logbook · The Old Man's Models · The Bosun's Songs · "Duckfoot Sue" · Crew complain of the Food · Rows amongst the Aftergang · Peggy · Flying-Fish and Bosun Birds · Lime-juice · Amateur Haircutters · Sharks and Pilot-Fish · In the Doldrums · At the Braces in the Middle Watch · Deep-sea Fishing · The Song of the Trade Wind · Heaving the Log · My First Wheel · Fine Weather Kites · A "Jimmy Green".

CHAPTER 4. The South Seas: Cross the Line · "Stand by your Royal Halliards" · Making Rovings · Johnsen tries to Knife the Second Mate · Tarring Down · Dancing in the Dog Watch · Sails · Discourses on Modern Windjammers · Yankee Schooners · Clinching the Crossjack Leech-line · The Loudoun Hill · Graining Dolphins · Our Farming Bosun · A Queer Fish · British Sailors on British Ships · Yankee Buckos · Pitcairn Island · "What ho, Piper!".

CHAPTER 5. Running Easting Down: Grand Yachting · From the Bowsprit End · A Bad Squall · Fore-royal blows away · On the Fore Upper-topgallant Yard · A Battle with the Elements · Wilson and Myself on the Main-yard · Cape Pigeons · Preparing for Cape Horn · Fog · Use of a Cowhorn at Sea · Rotten Gaskets · In the Lazarette · Getting up Bread · Paraffiny Sugar · Slumgullion · A Cape Horn Sunset · Arguments in the Half-deck · The Stately Albatross · Our Hens · The "Roaring Forties" · Famous Tea Clippers · The Thermopylae · A "Blue-nose" Clipper · Rivalry between Watches · Checkerboard Crews · Negro Crews · Burgoo · A Mollymawk Aboard · Colder Weather · Making Fenders · Putting in Rovings · Bird-life in the Southern Ocean · Cape Horn Hail-storms.

CHAPTER 6. Off the Horn: A big Beam Sea · Rolling both Rails Under · Port Watch washed away from the Fore-braces · the Deck-bear · Dollops · Bloodstirring Work · Main-deck under Water · Half-deck Water-logged · In our Watch Below · Waking Mac · At the Lee Wheel · Cape Horn Greybeards · Dodging the Seas · Don nearly Drowned in his Lamplocker · No Fresh Water · Standing by · Higgins in the Lee Scuppers · Sunday Breakfast · Snugging Down · Turning up Gear · Overboard · A Narrow Escape · An Unlucky Fall · Don Loses his False teeth aloft · Mountainous Seas · Pooped · "Sail ho!" · The Music of the Gale · Chantying in Difficulties · A Huge Seafalls Aboard · Retrieving the Lamps · All Hands on Deck · Terrific Work · The Royalshire on her Beam Ends · Hove-to · A Bad Middle Watch · Make Sail Again · Chantying · Outward Bounders · Cape Stiff · Old Man's Yarns · Foot-gear.

CHAPTER 7. The South Atlantic: On the Banks · A Low Glass · Blowing Again · I Fall and Shake the Poop · Taylor's Whitlow · Sea-Boils · Pipes growing Scarce · "Storm along, Stormie" · The whole Crew washed away from the Mainbrace · My knee damaged · The Bosun and Bower · Clark Russell at Fault · Model-Making · Discussion on Flogging · An Albatross Caught · Ill-health on Board · My Medicine Chest · A Dead Muzzier · An Electric Storm · Jack o' Lanterns · My poor Knee · Johnsen's Troubles · A Wild Highlander at Meals · A Prophet of Evil · Don and Scar.

CHAPTER 8. In the Tropics: Old Slush and Greasy Food · A Fleet of Wind-jammers collected by the Head-wind · Johnsen the Jonah · Washing Clothes · Quartermaster · Amusements in the Night Watches · Painting Down · The Frigate Bird · Ocean Races · Forecastle Artists · The Contents of my Bunk · Taylor's Backstays · Old Slush goes Forward · Our new Cook · At our Prayers · Don in Disgrace · Oiling Decks · Liverpool Hard-tack · Huge Shoal of Bonita · An Epidemic of Cramps · The Art of Steering · Head-gear Scarce.

CHAPTER 9. The Western Ocean: Shifting Sail Again · My Long trick · Among the Western Isles · Slippery Decks · At Work in the Hold · A Broken-down Steamer · Heavy Gale · Between Two Seas · Loring Washed Out · Hove-to · A Pulling Match · "Reuben Ranzo" · Fight with Bower on the Royal-yard · A Midnight Brew · Grub running Short · Washing Decks in a Gale · Wearing Ship · Old Man and Mate at Loggerheads · The Lead-line · A Cause for Strong Language.

CHAPTER 10. In British Waters: "The Coastwise Lights of England" · Queenstown · Away for Birkenhead · News of the Boer War · A Christmas Dinner · A Harbour Stow · A Sailor's Plans-My Last Wheel · Befogged in the Mersey · Nearly Run Down · "Leave Her Johnnie, Leave Her" · Attempts at Docking · Don's Last Escapade · Fate of the Royalshire · The Old Trail.