FICTION: Lovely Ship

The Story is that of a woman for whom love is not enough.* She, Mary Hansyke, is 14 years old and very beautiful when Gerry Hardman meets her for the first time, When she has vainly waited a year for a second meeting, she marries Archie Roxby, bears him a son, becomes his widow. At home again, Mary Hansyke goes into her uncle's shipyards, watches the tall clippers she has built swing through the harbor of Danesacre to the wide sea; her worship of lovely ships is a more compelling idolatry than that which she offers her second husband, Hugh...

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