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    Re: Moby Dick Tales
    From: Jackson McDonald
    Date: 2019 Jan 10, 20:55 +0000
    I never could get beyond page 50 of Moby Dick. 

    I did, however, read “War and Peace” from cover to cover in Russian in 1998.  Given the amount of archaic military vocabulary, I had a good English-language translation close at hand for ready reference.  

    It’s a majestic book requiring about as much time as a transatlantic crossing in a sailboat.  

    Tolstoy was not a sailor, however.  We are starting to drift off topic and risk a good lashing by our captain on the good ship NavList. 


    On Jan 10, 2019, at 3:33 PM, Tony Oz <NoReply_TonyOz@fer3.com> wrote:

    Francis, you asked

    Who has read War and Peace cover to cover? (be honest).

    I did. Yes, it is tedious and boring - even in original language, and I can only imagine how badly it was distorted by translations.

    Following this thread with some interest i think I'll try to give MD a go - though I doubt I could enjoy such a thing. I'd rather prefer something about carburetor tuning and emulsion tubes' set-up...

    Warm regards,


    60°N 30°E

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