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Post by Kikisaulite » July 3rd, 2019, 7:39 am

The Golden Book of the Dutch Navigators by Hendrik van Loon (1882 - 1944).

This is a story of magnificent failures. The men who equipped the expeditions of which I shall tell you the story died in the poorhouse. The men who took part in these voyages sacrificed their lives as cheerfully as they lighted a new pipe or opened a fresh bottle. Some of them were drowned, and some of them died of thirst. A few were frozen to death, and many were killed by the heat of the scorching sun.
But what of it? It was all in the day's work. These excellent fellows took whatever came, be it good or bad, or indifferent, with perfect grace, and kept on smiling. They kept their powder dry, did whatever their hands found to do, and left the rest to the care of that mysterious Providence who probably knew more about the ultimate good of things than they did. ( From the preface)
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Post by Kikisaulite » July 3rd, 2019, 7:58 am

Open for business. Readers and DPL welcome! :)
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Post by silverquill » July 3rd, 2019, 8:27 am

I would be glad to start with Section 00 :)

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Post by Kikisaulite » July 3rd, 2019, 8:29 am

Great! 00 is yours, Larry! :thumbs:
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Post by Piotrek81 » July 3rd, 2019, 10:04 am

I'd like to take section 3.
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Post by Kikisaulite » July 3rd, 2019, 12:27 pm

Piotrek81 wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 10:04 am
I'd like to take section 3.
Section 3 assigned to you! :)
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Post by Piotrek81 » July 3rd, 2019, 12:45 pm

My mistake. I meant Chapter 3 (Spitzbergen).
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Post by Foon » July 3rd, 2019, 2:20 pm

Hi Kristine,
May I claim section 15?
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Post by Availle » July 3rd, 2019, 5:39 pm

If Piotr wants to do Spitzbergen after all, could I do the Chapter II on the North-East passage please?
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Post by Kikisaulite » July 4th, 2019, 6:05 am

Piotrek81 wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 12:45 pm
My mistake. I meant Chapter 3 (Spitzbergen).
Availle wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 5:39 pm
If Piotr wants to do Spitzbergen after all, could I do the Chapter II on the North-East passage please?
Changed according to your wishes! :)
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Post by Kikisaulite » July 4th, 2019, 6:06 am

Foon wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 2:20 pm
Hi Kristine,
May I claim section 15?
Sure - assigning section 15 to you!
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Post by elsieselwyn » July 4th, 2019, 8:19 am

I can DPL if you want :9:

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Post by Jmbau13 » July 4th, 2019, 10:27 pm

I would be happy to claim Sections 6 and 7, the voyages to India..
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Post by Jmbau13 » July 5th, 2019, 12:18 am

Could I also have Section 14, Tasman explores Australia. That's my part of the world :D
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Post by Kikisaulite » July 5th, 2019, 8:05 am

elsieselwyn wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 8:19 am
I can DPL if you want :9:
Welcome aboard! :9:
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