On board ship the bluejacket passes his leisure hours as best suits his fancy; playing cards, checkers, chess, reading books of the ship's library, and if so inclined, studying correspondence-school courses.HARDSHIPS OF THE MAN-O'-WARSMAN'S LIFE
Many crews have their own piano and quartette and choir, or their own phonograph, and some, even, have moving-picture outfits.
The Navy Department does not wish to misrepresent the life of a man-o'-warsman. He must endure hardships, the same as any other human being, although it is believed that his hardships are fewer than those of the landsman.
The man who goes to sea is separated from his family, which is not entirely agreeable. He is confined to small quarters, through he has more room that he who dwells in a city apartment. He is subject to military discipline, which is a fine thing for every boy, though many of them dislike it. He can't quit his job when he gets tired of it or when he is angry with his "boss." He has got to stick to his job until the end of his enlistment, unless he purchases his discharge. It may be unpleasant at times but it teaches a boy "stick-to-it-iveness," a thing for which he will be thankful in later years. Sometimes he must "stand
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