National Geographic : 1937 Feb
STANLEY SOUNDED TOO LUBBERLY, SO STORMALONG HE BECAME The first mate refused to bellow "Stanley Goodchild" along the decks, so this cadet was given the name of a salt in an old sailing-ship chantey. He became a great little sailor and could make fast by himself the mizzen royal, one of the highest sails. A dark Princess of Malasa fell in love with him, but he refused her proposal because his ambition is to command a four-masted barque! STORMALONG, WHO JILTED APRINCESS, BECAME THE SHIP HOODOO Upon leaving Malasa theJoseph Conrad drifted for10days, making only 200 miles. The crew became soexasperated that they threatened to"take itout" on this 14-year-old lad, playingwith oneoftheship's two kittens (page 229). Many of the halyards, brails, buntlines, braces, and other gear used inhandling thesails and yards are coiled here on belaying pins onthemizzen fiferail.