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Hi all

The book "The Maiden Voyage" by Geoffrey Marcus Is not the most best written book of times but it is comprehensive. I am not quoting directly from it but a section in the book goes towards Near misses, and the code of silence between officers and passengers.

The following is not paraphrased at all but goes something like this.

Marcus relates one near-collision
event where a deck officer, in response to an unexpected observer's
apparently relieved comments of, 'Well, that was certainly close! Did you
see the SIZE of that ship?' (or similar), coolly replied:

 "What ship, sir??"

Then he headed off to warn Captain Hayes there'd been a witness.

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hey i have that book in my collection.
it is a very good book.
i will have to look at it more often.
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Hi Wills

I was just looking for something else and that came to hand so thaught I would re read it,

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i am going to have to doo that too.
it is a very good book too.
i like it . happy reading graham.

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hi Wills

The book is still unread, just got back and now having a rest for a while back to normall tommorow

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