This is the second part of the presentation of Dick Sand, the main character of "A Captain of Fifteen" by Jules Verne.
At eight, the taste for the sea, which Dick had from birth, caused him to embark as cabin-boy on a packet ship of the South Sea. Little by little he instructed himself under the direction of officers who were interested in this little old man.
So the cabin-boy soon became the novice, expecting someting better, of course.
The child who undestands, from the beginning, that work is the law of life, whe one who knows, from an early age, that he wil gain his bread only by the sweat of his brow --a Bible precept which is the rule of humanity-- that one is probably intended for great things; for some day he will have, with the will, the sgtrength to accomplish them.
TO BE CONTINUED
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