They belonged to the sea.

Posted: November 2, 2011 in Jack Sligo Sea Tales, Sea stories, Shanghaied

“There were more than a hundred men edging in waves toward the front of the Maritime union hall. They all looked alike: square jaws, steely eyes, and sneering smiles. They were the toughest crowd God ever assembled in one massive room. From the little I knew of the world outside Boston, I understood that these men were the kind who would not live peacefully ashore. They belonged to the sea.”  Jack Sligo, Shanghaied

 

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