08/02/2023

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The Long Voyage – 1853 – a New Year’s Eve short story


This appeared in Household Words on 31 Dec 1853.
 
THE STORY:
A man is alone on New Year’s Eve sitting by the fireside thinking about the things he has read but not done, particularly about explorers and their exploits.

He considers tales of cannibalism, he ponders the Mutiny on the Bounty, Bligh being cast adrift by Christian. He recalls what he learned of the Halleswell, losing 160 souls off Purbeck, and the Grosvenor run aground in South Africa, where 112 were lost after they came ashore trying to reach civilisation.

He makes a surprising realisation about The Long Voyage.

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