The Brassbounder

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Adventures of an apprentice aboard a 19th Century sailing barque. A "brassbounder" is a youthful apprentice whose parents pay a premium for his appointment to a vessel, where for three years he does the work of an ordinary seaman, east no better and gets no more pay, on the theory that he is learning to be an officer. This "brassbounder" who tells this story sailed from Glasgow round the Horn and back, meeting the dangers of storm and fog.

  • Author: David W. Bone
  • Title: The Brassbounder
  • First Published by: E P Dutton & Co
  • First Published Date: 1921

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