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“EVERY man to his station, and the cook to the fore-sheet," is an old naval saying, and in homely language conveys a sound and useful lesson. Men, as a general rule, should adhere to the calling in which they have been instructed; but there are exceptions to every rule.
The following sketches, partly founded on facts, are from the pen of a sailor, and as such may perhaps excite the curiosity of the reader. They were written for the author's children, with a view to direct their young minds to the all-important fact, that Religion is a practical affair of the deepest concern to all, and that there is no situation or circumstance of life that does not afford opportunities for bringing its lessons forcibly to mind.
On submitting the manuscript to the perusal of friends, it was suggested that it might possibly find favour with the general reader, and in that hope, it is now offered to the public.