Donnerstag, 19. Januar 2012

thirteen men on a dead man's chest

 "To the Hesitating Purchaser
If sailor tales to sailor tunes, 

Storm and adventure, heat and cold, 
If schooners, islands, and maroons, 
And buccaneers, and buried gold, 
And all the old romance, retold 
Exactly in the ancient way, 
Can please, as me they pleased of old, 
The wiser youngsters of today:

-- So be it, and fall on! If not, 

If studious youth no longer crave, 
His ancient appetites forgot, 
Kingston, or Ballantyne the brave, 
Or Cooper of the wood and wave: 
So be it, also! And may I 
And all my pirates share the grave 
Where these and their creations lie!"

Aus dem Vorwort zu Treasure Island (Die Schatzinsel) von Robert Louis Stevenson.
Das werd ich nämlich jetzt lesen. Yo ho and a bottle of rum! 

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