The Boat Who Wouldn't Float Quotes

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"Among the attitudes I acquired from my father was a romantic and Conradian predilection for the sea and ships," (Chapter 1, pg. 4.)

'The five hundred and fifty mile voyage across the center of Newfoundland was a prolonged exercise in masochism" (Chapter 2, pg. 21.)

"The day had dawned when he and the little schooner would come together for the first time" (Chapter 5, pg. 42.)



"All in all, the design was diabolically efficient, for it guaranteed that any man who could stay in those bunks longer than twenty minutes at a time had to be close to dissolution" (Chapter 7, pg. 64.)

"We had no intention of girdling the world in a nameless ship" (Chapter 7, pg. 69.)



"One small difficulty remained. We had no charts of the east coast of Newfoundland" (Chapter 8, pg. 75.)

"He seemed genuinely incredulous to find we did not have a radar set" (Chapter 8, pg. 83.)

"What the final outcome might have been is...

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