DESCRIPTION: Lorn Costler has the mail contract for outports. When he and his engineer, Billy Warren, work, "the day must be fine, the sea must be calm." He "gives out the mail at a terrible rate" in order to leave quickly even with no danger from ice or wind.
EARLIEST DATE: 1977 (Lehr/Best)
KEYWORDS: cowardice commerce storm
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lehr/Best 80, "Mr Costler" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: The mail route for Costler's ship, The Packet, is along the south coast about 70 miles east of Port-aux-Basques. - BS
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