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Then," said the Hard Man to Deal With, "why are you so anxious to have your Company bet me money that it will not?
The difficulty arises from the fact that one does not deal with ships in a mob, but with a ship as an individual.
But I do not propose to deal with Charles Strickland's work except in so far as it touches upon his character.
Still, beside, or only a little way beneath, such a picture of passing fashion, what Steele and his fellows really deal with is the least transitory aspects of life, though still merely aspects--those points in which all human nature, great or little, finds what it has in common, and directly shows itself up.