I have been a resident of Houston since May, 1956, and I am a merchant seaman.
The merchant seaman could find his way about a frigate, for in rigging, handling, and navigation the ships were very much alike.
In the little cabin two men sat at a table, and one of them was Louis d'Arragon dressed in the rough clothes of a merchant seaman.
We know it as the merchant seaman cannot know it, for we know the floor of the ocean, while the other seamen only see the surface.
You say that Rodriguez had worked as a merchant seaman prior to the time he went to work as a bartender, is that correct?
The merchant seaman looks upon us with contempt; the landsman, with pity for our hard lot, and we laugh at the both of them.
Systematic and unspeakably inhuman brutality made the merchant seaman's lot a daily inferno.
We have no such noted record of a merchant seaman re-entering from the Navy.