1 I did not dream that work was so terrible a thing.
2 I wondered what this man could have got from such a work.
3 My hands bothered me a great deal, unused as they were to work.
4 My mind did not work quickly, everything was so new and strange.
5 He treated me vilely, cursed me continually, and heaped his own work upon me.
6 Finally, he commanded me to resume my seat at the cabin table for a time and let the cook do my work.
7 I, who had lived out of the whirl of the world, had never dreamed that its work was carried on in such fashion.
8 That night, when I had finished an endless amount of work, I was sent to sleep in the steerage, where I made up a spare bunk.
9 I came back and went on with my work; and here the episode ended for the time, though further developments were yet to take place.
10 There was no pulling and hauling on sheets and tackles, no shifting of topsails, no work at all for the sailors to do except to steer.
11 At this sweeping rebuke, which the cook had only pointed, the rest of the crew became uninterested and fell to work at one task or another.
12 The dead man was an episode that was past, an incident that was dropped, in a canvas covering with a sack of coal, while the ship sped along and her work went on.
13 When it was over, and Mugridge was back in the galley, he became greasily radiant, and went about his work, humming coster songs in a nerve-racking and discordant falsetto.
14 "I have worked, I do work," I cried impetuously, as though he were my judge and I required vindication, and at the same time very much aware of my arrant idiocy in discussing the subject at all.
15 The days and nights are "all a wonder and a wild delight," and though I have little time from my dreary work, I steal odd moments to gaze and gaze at the unending glory of what I never dreamed the world possessed.
16 Three days of rest, three blessed days of rest, are what I had with Wolf Larsen, eating at the cabin table and doing nothing but discuss life, literature, and the universe, the while Thomas Mugridge fumed and raged and did my work as well as his own.
17 Besides my work in the cabin, with its four small state-rooms, I was supposed to be his assistant in the galley, and my colossal ignorance concerning such things as peeling potatoes or washing greasy pots was a source of unending and sarcastic wonder to him.
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