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Book Report: A life at sea's the life for me -- but maybe not

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My grandmother used to amuse me telling stories about her father who left the farm in Sweden to become a merchant seaman, and eventually learned seven languages.

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Life was not easy for a farm boy at sea, my grandmother said.

As a cabin boy his pay was all the bread and water he could scarf down and a beating each day, "whether he deserved it or not."

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