The book White-Jacket; Or, the World in a Man-Of War was written by author Melville Herman Here you can read free online of White-Jacket; Or, the World in a Man-Of War book, rate and share your impressions in comments. If you don't know what to write, just answer the question: Why is White-Jacket; Or, the World in a Man-Of War a good or bad book?
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At length, one afternoon, a ves- sel drawing near was reported to be the long-expected store ship. I looked roxmd for Frank on the spar-deck, but he was nowhere to be seen. He must have been below, gazing out of a port-hole. The vessel was hailed from our poop, and came to anchor within a biscuit's toss of our batteries. That evening I heard that Frank had ineffectually en- deavoured to get removed from his place as an oarsman in the First-Cutter — a boat which, from its size, is generally empl...oyed with the launch in carrying ship-stores. When I thought that, the very next day, perhaps, this boat would be plymg between the store ship and our frigate, I was at no loss to account for Frank's attempts to get rid of his oar, and felt heartily grieved at their failure. N"ext morning the bugler called away the First-Cutter's crew, and Frank entered the boat with his hat slouched over his eyes. Upon his return, I was all eagerness to learn what had happened, and, as the communication of his feel- ings was a grateful rehef, he poured his whole story into my ear.