Page 7 - Wonder Book Of Ships - Life On A Liner
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LIFE ON A LIIVER, Probablv the ship's band plays a lively selection o,.c mu3ic whilo saioon passengers are at dinner. This is generally over about eight o'clock, and anyone who is hungry by ten can ask the steward for somo supper ! " Lights out " at eleven is the custom, except in the smoke-room, where an extra hour is allowed. The sleeping-cabins corrtain most comfortable beds, some arranged as berths, one above the other, and some u'ith bgdsteads such as you use at home. Privacy is secured by placing only one or two persons in each sleeping-cabin. Many beds aro fitted rvith mattresses on spring frames which adjust themselves to tho motion of the ship, so that whether she rolls or pitches, the bed remains horizontal. This is a great improvement on the old style of boat, whon passengers had to climb up on a narrow shelf, sometimes coming to grief in the struggle, and. to have straps round them, or " preventer boards " wedged in, to keep them from falling out during an extra heavy roll. In the morning the bedroom stewards knock at your door and tell trasrcr,ass DrNrNo StLooN olv TEt " oRrM.l, " (oRrENT LrNEI tg
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