An ample collection of sea stories, with an introduction by Charles Lee Lewis and a glossary of sea language. Conrad, Marco Polo, Howard Pyle, R.L.S., Melville, Masefield, London and a long list of great and near great names of nautical literary fame are included. An interesting and effective table of contents gives a brief sentence telling of the setting and subject of each story. Many periods and many ports -- from Caesar to submarines and radio rooms -- background the tales. Richard Floethe's decorations are companionable additions to the book, and should help make it a handsome gift volume, though not confining it to lower age levels.