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Thread #33289   Message #442744
Posted By: Lynn W
17-Apr-01 - 02:46 PM
Thread Name: Help: Patrick O'Brian's Desolation Island
Subject: RE: Help: Patrick O Briens Desolation Island
I always assumed Waakzaamheid meant "wakefulness" or "watchfulness" (like English "Vigilant") but I don't know if this is correct. I've read all these books several times and never get tired of them. I particularly like the unexpectedness- he never signals what's going to happen beforehand so when a ship sinks you get a complete sense of shock.