The Cruise Of The Snark, By Jack London

 -   I explained, in turn, that, never having experienced a
yaw in that locality, I was driven to conclude the hollow - Page 290
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I Explained, In Turn, That, Never Having Experienced A Yaw In That Locality, I Was Driven To Conclude The Hollow Of The Instep Was The Most Painful Place For Yaw-Culture.

We left it to Martin, who disagreed with both of us and proclaimed passionately that the only truly painful place was the shin.

No wonder horse- racing is so popular.

But yaws lose their novelty after a time. At the present moment of writing I have five yaws on my hands and three more on my shin. Charmian has one on each side of her right instep. Tehei is frantic with his. Martin's latest shin-cultures have eclipsed his earlier ones. And Nakata has several score casually eating away at his tissue. But the history of the Snark in the Solomons has been the history of every ship since the early discoverers. From the "Sailing Directions" I quote the following:

"The crews of vessels remaining any considerable time in the Solomons find wounds and sores liable to change into malignant ulcers."

Nor on the question of fever were the "Sailing Directions" any more encouraging, for in them I read:

"New arrivals are almost certain sooner or later to suffer from fever. The natives are also subject to it. The number of deaths among the whites in the year 1897 amounted to 9 among a population of 50."

Some of these deaths, however, were accidental.

Nakata was the first to come down with fever. This occurred at Penduffryn. Wada and Henry followed him.

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