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The Cruise of the Cachalot - Frank T. Bullen

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THE CRUISE OF THE "CACHALOT"

ROUND THE WORLD AFTER SPERM WHALES

FRANK T. BULLEN, F.R.G.S. FIRST MATE

To

Miss Emily Hensley

In grateful remembrance of thirty years' constant friendship and
practical help this work is affectionately dedicated by her
humble pupil.

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PREFACE

In the following pages an attempt has been made--it is believed
for the first time--to give an account of the cruise of a South
Sea whaler from the seaman's standpoint.  Two very useful books
have been published--both of them over half a century ago--on
the same subject; but, being written by the surgeons of whale-
ships for scientific purposes, neither of them was interesting
to the general reader.  ["Narrative of a Whaling Voyage round
the Globe," by F Debell Bennett, F.R.C.S. (2 vols). Bentley,
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