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By Brian W. Aldiss

ISBN-10: 0394504259

ISBN-13: 9780394504254

During this strong addition to the legend of a sex-prone sergeant, Horatio Stubbs reveals himself in hassle with girls - and never for the 1st time. even though, particularly uncommonly, Stubbs appears having fun with a interval of good fortune, with a bevy of keen ladies who all need a piece of him. The whoring, boozing and military horseplay of this novel occur in critical atmosphere. The yr is 1946, and British, Dutch, Indian, jap, chinese language and Indonesian forces confront one another for ownership of the island of Sumatra.

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I read the 14th chapter, I think, of Job. Captain Wemyss has been in the habit of doing this on board his own ship, agreeably to the Articles of War. Our passage round the Cape [Cape Wrath] was rather a cross one, and as the wind was northerly, we had a pretty heavy sea, but upon the whole have made a good passage, leaving many vessels behind us in Orkney. I am quite well, my dear; and Captain Wemyss, who has much spirit, and who is much given to observation, and a perfect enthusiast in his profession, enlivens the voyage greatly.

A clay-coloured kerchief, folded round her neck, corresponded in colour to her 46 Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson corpse-like complexion. Two light blue eyes that gleamed with a lustre like that of insanity, an utterance of astonishing rapidity, a nose and chin that almost met together, and a ghastly expression of cunning, gave her the effect of Hecate. ' II From about the beginning of the century up to 1807 Robert Stevenson was in partnership with Thomas Smith. In the last-named year the partnership was dissolved; Thomas Smith returning to his business, and my grandfather becoming sole engineer to the Board of Northern Lights.

The tide of tourists that flows yearly in Scotland, vulgarising all where it approaches, is still defined by certain barriers. It will be long ere there is a hotel at Sumburgh or a hydropathic at Cape Wrath; it will be long ere any char-a-banc, laden with tourists, shall drive up to Barra Head or Monach, the Island of the Monks. They are farther from London than St. Petersburg, and except for the towers, sounding and shining all night with fog-bells and the radiance of the light-room, glittering by day with the trivial brightness of white paint, these island and moorland stations seem inaccessible to the civilisation of to-day, and even to the end of my grandfather's career the isolation was far greater.

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