Billy Budd, Sailor

Billy Budd, Sailor

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A handsome young sailor is unjustly accused of plotting mutiny in this timeless tale of the sea.

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  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 160 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416523727 | 
  • August 2006
List Price $5.99

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Chapter One
In the time before steamships, or then more frequently than now, a stroller along the docks of any considerable seaport would occasionally have his attention arrested by a group of bronzed mariners, man-of-war's men or merchant sailors in holiday attire, ashore on liberty. In certain instances they would flank, or like a bodyguard quite surround, some superior figure of their own class, moving along with them like Aldebaran among the lesser lights of his constellation. That signal object was the "Handsome Sailor" of the less prosaic time alike of the military and merchant navies. With no perceptible trace of the vainglorious about... see more

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