e ship and the crew, over which he had gained 杭州按摩秀色丝足会所 that ascendency he always enjoyed with those who sailed under his command. Not so much by mistaken kindness or indulgence did he win the devotion of his men–for he was ever a stern and severe, though by no means a merciless, disciplinarian–but because of his undoubted 杭州足疗小巷在哪里 courage, brilliant seamanship, splendid audacity, and uniform success. There is an attraction about these qualities which is exercised perhaps more powerfully upon seamen than upon any other class. The profession of a sailor is one in which immediate decision, address, resource, and courage are more in evidence than in any other. The seaman in an emergency has but little time for reflection, and in
the hour of peril, when the demand is made upon him, he must choose the right course instantly–as it were by instinct.
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