Notes from Naval Novels Part I

By Olaf Hartelie, published March 1920


I daresay you have been and sweated the bottle, whilst I have been upon deck taking a reef in. Shew us the bottle and we shall soon see. I saw the pint poured in, and I wouldn’t let the steward put his nasty thumb in the measure. so I know we had good allowance.

The ship’s steward putting his thumb in every measure makes a difference of two gallons a day in serving a seventy-four-gun-ship’s company.

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