“The month in which my seventeenth birthday arrived I signed on before the mast on the Sophie Sutherland, a three-topmast schooner bound on a seven-months 'seal-hunting cruise to the coast of”
“Subsequently I shipped before the mast and sailed for the Japanese coast on a seal-hunting expedition, later going to Behring Sea.”
“To be hounded before the mast by scum who wouldn't have pulley-haulied on my ship, herded with filthy packet rats, fed on slop and glad to get ii, threatened with the cat, by Jesus - aye, stare, rot you!”
Flashman and the angel of the lord
“Richard H. Dana served two years before the mast, and had every experience that falls to the lot of the sailor before the mast of our day.”
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