June 1917

The Last Stitch

Volume 2, Issue 2

THE following little anecdote will serve to illustrate a superstition once universal, among our sea-faring men, which is now become obsolete, at least in the Navy, and I dare say in the Merchant Service as well, and I shall then briefly trace, or rather suggest for the examination of others, a connection between this superstitious practice and another, which, originating among the Norsemen, has come down through a thousand years, perhaps, to their posterity in Great Britain, which they so largely aided to colonize; indeed it may have left its mark in a disgraceful part of the English Statut

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