9 edition of The sea-wolf and selected stories found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references.
|Statement||Jack London ; with a new afterword by Ben Bova.|
|LC Classifications||PS3523.O46 A6 2004|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||344 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||344|
|LC Control Number||2003066111|
Not but that I was afloat in a safe craft, for the Martinez was a new ferry-steamer, making her fourth or fifth trip on the run between Sausalito and San Francisco. Bibles and Prayer-books seemed scarce articles, but one of the men volunteered to pursue the quest amongst the watch below, returning in a minute with the information that there was none. They hunt, build shelter and a fire, and survive for several days, using the strength they gained while on the Ghost. I know the kind. Pacing back and forth the length of the hatchways and savagely chewing the end of a cigar, was the man whose casual glance had rescued me from the sea. At the same moment, as though I had been struck myself, I felt a sickening shock in the pit of my stomach.
I was painfully aware of my likeness to a scarecrow. I remember thinking how comfortable it was, this division of labour which made it unnecessary for me to study fogs, winds, tides, and navigation, in order to visit my friend who lived across an arm of the sea. It was just as I had read descriptions of such scenes in books. The captain broke loose upon the dead man like a thunderclap. As a revenge, Death Larsen had tracked his brother, bribed his crew, destroyed his sails, and set Larsen adrift at sea.
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And damned glad you were to let them have it. His views are constantly being challenged by Larsen, who encourages him to give in to his desires and behave in an amoral fashion. I felt a wilting sensation, a sinking at the heart, and, I might just as well say, a giddiness.
I passed my hand over the horny projections, and my teeth went on edge once more from the horrible rasping sensation produced. Without these cookies, we can't provide services to you.
I leaned despairingly over the rail, watching the trim little schooner swiftly increasing the bleak sweep of ocean between us.
The cabin-boy—and he weighed one hundred and sixty-five at the very least—crumpled up. Wolf Larsen made the same demand of the sailors. In the meantime the erstwhile cabin-boy had not moved.
To the north, and not far away, a group of naked rocks thrust above the sea, on one of which I could distinguish a lighthouse.
Van Weyden describes Larsen as beautiful on more than one occasion, perfectly symmetricala perfect specimen of masculinity. It was remarkably calloused. The wind puffed strongly, and the Ghost heeled far over, burying her lee rail.
Van Weyden is promoted as matefor the original mate had been murdered. Sparkling points of light spluttered and shot past me. The hunters,—there were six of them,—to a man, turned and regarded me. It was a careless, unpremeditated glance, one of those haphazard things men do when they have no immediate call to do anything in particular, but act because they are alive and must do something.
It seemed as though his features had frozen into a diabolical grin at the world he had left and outwitted. Dialogue heavily implies that he is called "Wolf" because of his nature and viciousness, and, for similar reasons, his brother is called "Death". The horror of it drove me out on deck.
Pacing back and forth the length of the hatchways and savagely chewing the end of a cigar, was the man whose casual glance had rescued me from the sea. A cry arose that we were sinking. Then a most surprising thing occurred.
Beyond a sailor at the wheel who stared curiously across the top of the cabin, I attracted no notice whatever. A thousand dollars if you take me ashore!
Van Weyden has an ideology that is in sharp contrast to Larsen's.
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