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Billy Budd

By Melville, Herman

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Title: Billy Budd  
Author: Melville, Herman
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Literature & drama
Collections: Penn State University's Electronic Classics Series Collection
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Melville, H. (n.d.). Billy Budd. Retrieved from http://www.self.gutenberg.org/


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Excerpt: Chapter 1. In the time before steamships, or then more frequently than now, a stroller along the docks of any considerable sea-port would occasionally have his attention arrested by a group of bronzed mariners, man-ofwar?s men or merchant-sailors in holiday attire ashore on liberty. In certain instances they would flank, or, like a body-guard quite surround some superior figure of their own class, moving along with them like Aldebaran among the lesser lights of his constellation.

 
 



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