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Dutch Courage and Other Stories

Jack London (1876-1916)

1. Preface
2. Dutch Courage
3. Typhoon off the Coast of Japan
4. The Lost Poacher
5. The Banks of the Sacramento
6. Chris Farrington, Able Seaman
7. To Repel Boarders
8. An Adventure in the Upper Sea
9. Bald Face
10. In Yeddo Bay
11. Whose Business is to Live

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Summary

Jack London was quoted as saying, "I've never written a line that I'd be ashamed for my young daughters to read, and I never shall write such a line!" After his death in 1916, his wife Charmian assembled a collection of stories, most of which he had written for young readers, but at least one of which was for more mature readers, "Whose Business is to Live." Like most of London's work, his short stories could be read by young readers and then again when they were older with mature minds. These stories draw from London's own extensive experience in the world and demonstrate the dictum that "good writing is good writing" no matter for whom it was written.