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Re: Review of 'Swallows, Amazons and Coots'

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Posted by Mike Field on January 20, 2017 at 16:30:29 user mikefield.

In Reply to: Re: Review of 'Swallows, Amazons and Coots' posted by Allan_Lang on January 20, 2017 at 15:42:34:

In his 1869 book Down Channel, R T McMullen recounts how he was nearly dragged overboard by one of a pair of sister-hooks caught in the corner of his eye. That was how he learned he always needed to mouse them....

Out of deference to your susceptibilities, Allan, I won't enlarge on sister-hooks any further here. However, anyone interested in seeing what they look like can click on the link for a picture.

As far as I can make out, sister-hooks were not in fact used on either Amazon or Swallow, and there's only that one mention of them anywhere in the books.

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