Europe Revised By Irvin S. Cobb

 -   But the deck was
unpleasantly congested with great burly brutes - beefy, carnivorous,
overfed creatures, gorged with victuals and smoking disgustingly - Page 20
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But The Deck Was Unpleasantly Congested With Great Burly Brutes - Beefy, Carnivorous, Overfed Creatures, Gorged With Victuals And Smoking Disgustingly Strong Black Cigars, And Grinning In An Annoying And Meaning Sort Of Way Every Time They Passed A Body Who Preferred To Lie Quiet.

The rail was also moving up and down in a manner that was annoying and wearisome for the eye

To watch - first tipping up and up and up until half the sky was hidden, then dipping down and down and down until the gray and heaving sea seemed ready to leap over the side and engulf us. So I decided to go below and jot down a few notes. On arriving at my quarters I changed my mind again. I decided to let the notes wait a while and turn in.

It is my usual custom when turning in to remove the left shoe as well as the right one and to put on my pajamas; but the pajamas were hanging on a hook away over on the opposite side of the stateroom, which had suddenly grown large and wide and full of great distances; and besides, I thought it was just as well to have the left shoe where I could put my hand on it when I needed it again. So I retired practically just as I was and endeavored, as per the admonitions of certain friends, to lie perfectly flat. No doubt this thing of lying flat is all very well for some people - but suppose a fellow has not that kind of a figure?

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