Excerpt from The Man in the Crow's Nest: And Other Talks to Children I Awakened One Night Tempted to think anxious thoughts. It was very dark; and you kw how much worse things seem in the dark. I was on a big ship, lying in a narrow bed which they call a berth. All day long we had seen thing but water and sky; t even a ship in sight save our own, as it went plunging through the waves. And w the black night had settled down. The fog-whistle was blowing; and fog at sea always means danger of collision. I could hear the throb of the engines and the whistling of the wind. It seemed to be whistling for other winds to come for a picnic; and when the winds have a picnic at sea it means a storm. As I thought of my friends far away and how deep the water was under the ship, I felt a little heartsick. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.