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The Loss of the S. S. Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons
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Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date November 18, 2014
Pages 100
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781502980458
ISBN-10 1502980452
Dimensions 0.23 by 6 by 9 in.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $9.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: "[...]dropped a propeller blade: when this happens the engines always race away until they are controlled, and this accounts for the extra heave they gave"; not a very logical conclusion when considered now, for the engines should have continued to heave all the time until we stopped, but it was at the time a sufficiently tenable hypothesis to hold. Acting on it, I jumped out of bed, slipped on a dressing-gown over pyjamas, put on shoes, and went out of my cabin into the hall near the saloon. Here was a steward leaning against the staircase, probably waiting until those in the smoke-room above had gone to bed and he could put out the lights. I said, "Why have we stopped?" "I don't know, sir," he replied, "but I don't suppose it is anything much." "Well," I said, "I am going on deck to see what it is," and started towards the stairs. He smiled indulgently at me as I passed him, and said, "All right, sir, but it is mighty cold up there." I am sure at that time he thought I was rather foolish to go up with so little reason, and I must confess I felt rather absurd for not remaining in the cabin: it seemed like making a needless fuss to walk about the ship in a dressing-gown. But it was my first trip across the sea; I had enjoyed every minute of it and was keenly alive to note every new experience; and certainly to stop in the middle of the sea with a propeller dropped seemed sufficient reason for going on deck. And yet the steward, with his fatherly smile, and the fact that no one else was about the passages or going upstairs to reconnoitre, made me feel guilty in an undefined way of breaking some code of a ship's régime—an Englishman's fear of being thought "unusual," perhaps! I climbed the three flights of stairs, opened the vestibule door leading to the top deck, and stepped out into an atmosphere that cut me, clad as I was, like a knife. Walking to the starboard side, I peered over and saw the sea many feet[...]".

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from Createspace Independent Pub (November 18, 2014)
9781502980458 | details & prices | 100 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.23 in. | List price $9.99
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from Createspace Independent Pub (April 24, 2014)
9781499241945 | details & prices | 100 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.23 in. | List price $6.99
from Createspace Independent Pub (March 18, 2014)
9781497371088 | details & prices | 106 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.24 in. | List price $9.99
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 29, 2013)
9781484847411 | details & prices | 100 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $6.99

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