In this extract Peter is baffled by the sailors' slang.
About Peter Simple
'Peter Simple' was written by Captain Frederick Marryat in 1834. It is a humourous novel, telling the tale of a 'simple' young sailor and his adventures at sea during the Napoleonic wars. Thanks to Marryat's experiences of naval life, the book is packed with naval terminology and with vivid impressions of life at sea.