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Thread #41062 Message #2651664
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
08-Jun-09 - 05:52 PM
Thread Name: Donkey Riding - What's Hong-ki-kong?
Subject: RE: Donkey Riding - What's Hong-ki-kong?
Nordhoff seems to have rewritten or revised his books, leaving out or changing some contents and publishing them with different titles.
For example, I have "Seeing the World," which has "Stormy," as given in "The Merchant Vessel," but lacks the others and skips to the paragraph about the men "who yearly resort to Mobile Bay to screw cotton..." The other chanteys in "A Merchant Vessel" are omitted.
Apparently he used "Hieland Laddie" again in "Nine Years a Sailor," which is the book referred to by Fowke and Johnston.
I wonder if anyone has compiled his newspaper articles- I have seen a few offered for sale as cut-outs from the papers, but have no idea of the total or variety of these writings.