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Casting off its lashings he dragged it out from beneath the trees, and, mounting to the deck tested out the various controls.
When Philip ceased to believe in Christianity he felt that a great weight was taken from his shoulders; casting off the responsibility which weighed down every action, when every action was infinitely important for the welfare of his immortal soul, he experienced a vivid sense of liberty.
A WEEK'S hire of 50-foot canal boat Isabel (sleeps 4) through Waterways Holidays, casting off on May 23 costs PS864 (saving PS96) including fuel, tuition, buoyancy aids, secure car parking and a DVD guide.