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In chapter one, Jack and Stephen:

And privately to Stephen he said, 'I repeated your "No penetration, no sodomy", which floored one and all; though I must say that most of them were glad to be floored. I persuaded the others to find no more than gross indecency.'

'And is being towed ashore on a grating the set penalty for gross indecency?'

'No. We call it the use and custom of the sea: that is the way it has always been.'

Date: 2016-08-31 09:15 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] esteven
How very kind of you to make this post. We would not want to lose that charming piece of conversation. :)