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for, although the stars & moon are inspiring in their own way, they seem cold & dead in contrast with Sol as he rises out of the Eastern Sea. The stars & moon are like memories clinging to the depths of the soul, they remind one of the dying past, but Sol is full of the vigour of a new day's ideals and hopes and aspirations and he advances as the others pass away.

Some of the boys, - in fact the majority of them hate the sea by now, and one constantly hears it said that they will never go to sea again & this reminded me of that exclamation of John's , spoken at a time when the sea surrounding him, and meant to describe one of the great

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