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South Sea Tales


by
Jack London

 

"The second sea filled the Petite Jeanne's decks flush with the rails; and, as her stern sank down and her bow tossed skyward, all the miserable dunnage of life and luggage poured aft. It was a human torrent. They came head first, feet first, sidewise, rolling over and over, twisting, squirming, writhing, and crumpling up. Now and again one caught a grip on a stanchion or a rope; but the weight of the bodies behind tore such grips loose."

Published in 1911


Stories of cultures colliding in the South Pacific, by the author best known for Klondike short stories and larger-than-life personal history.


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