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15: Engineroom and Stokehold
In the great steamer the bridge was a gold-braided Olympus; the engineroom a kind of underworld; and the stokehold Hades itself. Yet engineers could regard their huge machines with almost religious devotion; and the sub-human stoker of legend plied in fact a skilled trade.
Readers: ANTHONY NEW-LANDS, LEONARD MAGUIRE. TIMOTHY BENTINCK , ROBERT TROTTER , DOUGLAS BLACK-WELL, BILL MONKS, RONALD BADDILEY , DAVID CASEY , ANTHONY HALL , DAVID ASH-FORD. JOHN HOLLIS , JOE DUNLOP.
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