288p. Original cloth. 23cm. Cover has only minor soiling and a few modest black smudges. Keane, b3st remembered for his "Meccah" and "Medinah" books, appears to have been a sailor, journalist, adventurer and eventually a landowner in Australia. Keane's brief Preface for this book states: "In recounting the following experiences, my desire is to illustrate life among the junior officers and seamen of the marchant service of to-day; using, at the same time, a certain sporting element, togther with a nautical style of phraseology, as my vehicle."