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because the chalands (barges) are fresh-water boats, and take the sea badly," replied, the fisherman.
These poor fresh-water sailors, so vainglorious on shore, and almost amphibious when on lakes and rivers, lost all heart and stomach the moment they were at sea.
accent, "a man is a sailor, or he is not; he knows his course, or he is nothing but a fresh-water lubber.
The yachts are toys, their owner a fresh-water mariner, they can cross and recross a pond only while the stick-boat goes to sea.
It is a fresh-water lake, shallow, and free from the larger reptiles which make the use of the great seas of Pellucidar impossible for any but their own kind.