The case for the missing …

The late Ken Duxbury was an exper­i­enced and resource­ful small boat sail­or and a very enga­ging writer about his exploits, but he did have one habit I hoped to per­suade him out of as I pre­pared his 1970s Lug­worm tri­logy for reis­su­ing a few years ago: he would all too fre­quently end a sen­tence, gen­er­ally at the end of a para­graph, with an ellip­sis (…) as if to sig­nal con­sequences...

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