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WEIRD TRAVEL TALES-1

 A Chat with the Skipper Concerning Clairvoyance 

By BOB DAVIS

North German Lloyd, S.S. Columbus
Off Newfoundland Banks.—1931.

IT IS the habit of sea captains to stroll over the ship, weather permitting, from ten to twelve A.M. In this tour of inspection, which is usually attended with a mild display of ceremony, the old sea dogs are not averse to brief conversations with such passengers as are up and about. The day was fair and Captain Ahrens was in good humor.

"What time tomorrow morning," asked a traveler, "should we pick up the Nantucket Lightship?"

"About nine," answered the sailor, cocking his meteorological eye skyward, "and, weather permitting, that means the dock at eigh...

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