I felt as I was there aboard ship with the treatment the author and reader put forth. I was afraid it could be dull in some places, but it never was.
When the author relayed the experiences of the captain's authoritarian control of the ship, right or wrong, in the flogging incident on the brig, "Pilgrim". The author's intensity magnified the moment.
Two Year Before the Mast.,,a real look into the hardships of 19th Century Sailing.
A must read for those that are into sailing ships of the 1800's.
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