Flirting on Ocean Steamers.
The officers of the ocean steamers, it is said, can, from their posts of observation on the “ bridge,” tell more of what is going on among the passengers
flirtations and elopements and better judge of their characters and characteristics, whether they are fugitives from justice, commercial travellers, clergymen, or grass widows, than the passengers learn below. One of these observing captains' declares that he knows whether a young woman has left her lover at one port, or expects to meet him at the other. The explanation, like the explanation of many other amazing things, is simple enough. If her lover is behind her she cares nothing for wind, rain, or fog, but gets tanned, freckled, and roughened in a highly healthful and independent fashion. But if her lover is waiting for her, she takes infinite trouble with veils and other complexion preserva tives.
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Flirting on Ocean Steamers., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 294, 16 March 1881
Flirting on Ocean Steamers. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 294, 16 March 1881
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