WOMEN: D'Arcy and Fannie

Many an office worker wastes the boss's time dreaming about romance and the whispering sea. One hot day last summer D'Arcy Grant brooded so long and so obviously that her boss up and fired her. D'Arcy Grant, well trained for a seafaring career by her experience as a newspaper and advertising writer, thereupon decided that she would go to sea.

Twentysix, redheaded, pretty, weighing 90 lbs., she obviously could not ship before the mast. Besides, she wanted to sail as captain. She plucked $1,100 from the bank and headed for Baltimore. There the...

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