Kipling, I love a bit of kipling

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Pericles, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. lazeyjack

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    please take no notice of those ANTIPODEAN PEASANTS
    they know not Kipling
    Be in Lon 28th. Share a tipple/
     
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  2. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    So you don't have to yell I am deaf not blind. Kipling couldn't even spell flannery. Oh but that is for those on remittance in Paris.

    Kipling is also a belgian brand so watch your tongue it is probably copyright. The books, - just so stories, - The jungle Book & other works are probably free of copyright. Much of his work is freely available as print or "spoken texts" from the net & most good libraries. (for the benefit of poms & ******* wot can't read).
     
  3. Bergalia
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    Absolute rubbish Jack as you well know. Hardly a day passes without a kipple taking place down-under.
     
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  4. nordvindcrew
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    not Kipling

    ok, I'm going to post this and then head for the strom cellar because I expect some will rip me a new --hole, then again, maybe some one will enjoy this.

    A Small World The cold winters' night settles over Massachusetts Bay. In my truck, I'm warm, parked there by the sea-wall. Gazing out to sea as the night overtakes the day. Dark clouds hide the rising moon as my eyes strain to watch and see it all. quietly searching, knowing I'll see something soon. A silent shadow with lights of white red and green/ The distant lights tell of a tug with barge in tow. A small world traveling slowly south, largely unseen. On the bridge, the captain and mate are the crew. An engineer and cook do their work down below. Back on the tow,barge crew,one man, maybe two. A small world travling south, slowly passing by.
    Noted by just a few who watch and read the lights, And understand the message written in the winter sky.
     
  5. Frosty

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    Beautifully written there nordvin, Yes a lovely bit of word juggling but----


    red white and green could be seen, All at once?

    Or was'nt that suppposed to be of any importance in the story.
     
  6. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    one tug going forward, another going astern, both pushing/pulling a barge?

    Ask a s.... get a s.... answer from a s... source? Paints a pretty picture in words though. This is a case of a few words making a thousand pictures.

    nordvin, If that was a typical sample of your prowess in prose, please wax lyrical wherever you please.
     
  7. Frosty

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    That would be 2 greens, red and a white or 2 reds and a green and a different white?

    Depending on which tug was pushing or pulling and if the barge was being pushed or pulled.

    Awww hell its christmas eve, just a bit more typing and im goin down pub.
     
  8. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Is that being pedantic or a pedantic prick? Good laugh though! :D
     
  9. Frosty

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    Pedantic is that like ambiguous then a bit.

    Seems clear to me Ille bet Walrus knows. He used to do all this stuff you know --Oh yes he was a desert rat you know? he got a medal for penti--pedatic---what you said.

    Oh yes ille bet he will know,--- if he does'nt know I will show my arse in the police station steps.

    Jeees its 4.20 --Im going down pub.
     
  10. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Sounds like a pilot boat to me, so OK maybe the tugs ain't got no lights!! or his 'special ops' has a white out!

    Or its normal under 50 metres steaming with the skipper standing on the bridge wing having a cigarette (that glows red!)
     
  11. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Any further drivel here is difficult to justify. drivel, drivel, drivel..... The "Garrison Kielor Radio Show" from septic land is unusual, it is sort of good???
     
  12. Frosty

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    Damn now I have to show my arse on the police station steps.
     
  13. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Just edit out the promises that cannot be honestly kept (with out witness or photographic proof) :D :D ;) :p
     
  14. Frosty

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    Damn now I have to show my (delete) on the (delete) steps.
     

  15. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Thank goodness he found a way out of that promise. What an ugly sight it must be, and a groan man too.......
     
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