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    Re: Lecky's "Wrinkles" is online
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2006 Dec 03, 17:26 -0800

    Alex, you wrote, quoting Lecky:
    "It is as easy to be deceived in purchasing a sextant
    as in buying a horse.
    The market is glutted with sextants MADE FOR SALE
    (Lecky's emphasis) Every pawnbroker's window in a seaport
    towen is half full of them. Some wendors even hold out the
    inducement in large type that their instruments are
    "free from error". "
    That's great. He's a quotable guy!
    As an example of the value of having this online, I went to the google
    entry for the book and entered "horse" under "search in this book" (I
    figured there wouldn't be too many references to horses in a book on
    marine navigation). And there it was. :-)
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