Opportunities in Merchant Ships

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Harper & brothers, 1919 - 97 էջ
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Էջ 33 - An' now the main eccentrics start their quarrel on the sheaves. Her time, her own appointed time, the rocking link-head bides, Till — hear that note? — the rod's return whings glimmerin' through the guides. They're all awa! True beat, full power, the clangin' chorus goes Clear to the tunnel where they sit, my purrin
Էջ 26 - They had been strong, as those are strong who know neither doubts nor hopes. They had been impatient and enduring, turbulent and devoted, unruly and faithful. Well-meaning people had tried to represent...
Էջ 33 - Lord, send a man like Robbie Burns to sing the Song o' Steam! To match wi' Scotia's noblest speech yon orchestra sublime Whaurto - uplifted like the Just - the tail-rods mark the time. The crank-throws give the double-bass, the feed-pump sobs an
Էջ 32 - Romance ! Those first-class passengers they like it very well, Printed an' bound in little books ; but why don't poets tell ? I'm sick of all their quirks an' turns - the loves an' doves they dream Lord, send a man like Robbie Burns to sing the Song o
Էջ 26 - But in truth they had been men who knew toil, privation, violence, debauchery - but knew not fear, and had no desire of spite in their hearts. Men hard to manage, but easy to inspire; voiceless men - but men enough to scorn in their hearts the sentimental voices that bewailed the hardness of their fate.
Էջ 29 - Working hours on week days in port shall be from 7 am to 12 m. and from 1 pm to 5 pm 3.
Էջ 27 - ... voices that bewailed the hardness of their fate. It was a fate unique and their own ; the capacity to bear it appeared to them the privilege of the chosen: their generation lived inarticulate and indispensable, without knowing the sweetness of affections or the refuge of a home; and died free from the dark menace of a narrow grave. They were the everlasting children of the mysterious sea. Their...
Էջ 27 - But the others were strong and mute; they were effaced, bowed and enduring, like stone caryatides that hold up in the night the lighted halls of a resplendent and glorious edifice. They are gone now — and it does not matter. The sea and the earth are unfaithful to their children: a truth, a faith, a generation of men goes — and is forgotten, and it does not matter ! Except, perhaps, to the few of those who believed the truth, confessed the faith — or loved the men.
Էջ 30 - The crew shall have one (1) unbroken hour for dinner while lying in port or roadstead, and no work shall be performed during such hour. Dinner shall be from 12 m. to 1 pm, but may be varied not to exceed one hour either way. Breakfast...
Էջ 31 - ... 13. Members should use their judgment at all times, and if in doubt what should be charged as overtime should do the work required of them and then refer the case to the union for adjustment.

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