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The Cruise of the Snark

Jack London

The Cruise of the Snark (1913) is a memoir of Jack and Charmian London's 1907-1909 voyage across the Pacific. His descriptions of "surf-riding", which he dubbed a "royal sport", helped introduce it to and popularize it with the mainland. London writes:Through the white crest of a breaker suddenly appears a dark figure, erect, a man-fish or a sea-god, on the very forward face of the crest where the top falls over and down, driving in toward shore, buried to his loins in smoking spray, caught up by the sea and flung landward, bodily, a quarter of a mile. It is a Kanaka on a surf-board. And I know that when I have finished these lines I shall be out in that riot of colour and pounding surf, trying to bit those breakers even as he, and failing as he never failed, but living life as the best of us may live it.Excerpted from Wikipedia.

The Cruise of the Snark (1913) is a memoir of Jack and Charmian London's 1907-1909 voyage across the Pacific. His descriptions of "surf-riding", which he dubbed a "royal sport", helped introduce it to and popularize it with the mainland. London writes:Through the white crest of a breaker suddenly appears a dark figure, erect, a man-fish or a sea-god, on the very forward face of the crest where the top falls over and down, driving in toward shore, buried to his loins in smoking spray, caught up by the sea and flung landward, bodily, a quarter of a mile. It is a Kanaka on a surf-board. And I know that when I have finished these lines I shall be out in that riot of colour and pounding surf, trying to bit those breakers even as he, and failing as he never failed, but living life as the best of us may live it.Excerpted from Wikipedia.
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The Cruise of the Snark (1913) is a memoir of Jack and Charmian London's 1907-1909 voyage across the Pacific. His descriptions of "surf-riding", which he dubbed a "royal sport", helped introduce it to and popularize it with the mainland. London writes:Through the white crest of a breaker suddenly appears a dark figure, erect, a man-fish or a sea-god, on the very forward face of the crest where the top falls over and down, driving in toward shore, buried to his loins in smoking spray, caught up by the sea and flung landward, bodily, a quarter of a mile. It is a Kanaka on a surf-board. And I know that when I have finished these lines I shall be out in that riot of colour and pounding surf, trying to bit those breakers even as he, and failing as he never failed, but living life as the best of us may live it.Excerpted from Wikipedia.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

8h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

31:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

35:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

30:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:50


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

38:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

40:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

38:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

39:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:05