The Blue Ocean's Daughter
Excerpt from The Blue Ocean's Daughter Now, there have been romances without women and stories of deep and abiding interest in which they played no part, as witness the story of Joseph, if we leave out Madam Potiphar. But there are not many, and most romances are built about the eternal feminine in one or the other of the multifarious guises in which she presents her self to that elemental animal, man. While there may be romances for men without women, how ever, there are none for women without men. Here you have a trio, therefore, which promise much. To repeat: a ship, a woman, and men. So much by way of introduction. Let us descend to earth and fee] under our feet the solid substratum of the deck-plank. Give me a tumbling, heaving, tossing barque rather than all the mountains that were stayed on the foundations of the earth before the waters of the Great Deep broke forth. Dare I, after this prelude, say that the ship in question, upon which is to be played the comedy, the tragedy and the romance of this veracious tale rejoiced in, or struggled along despite the double name, H iram and Susan. It is not alone a Howard, or a Montmorency, or a De Guzman, or a Hapsburg that Spell romance. There was a love story, therefore, that attached itself to the H iram and Susan. A love story of the past, and by the way, being past, it has nothing to do with this love story. There, I have deliberately let the secret out. It is a love story. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.