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Subject: April RAL - The Shoemaker's Wife Chapters 9-13
Date Posted: 3/14/2013 12:02 AM ET
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Welcome aboard RAL Cruise Lines...check in whenever you please and join the discussion on the Lido Deck!

Date Posted: 4/4/2013 12:38 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/4/2013 5:05 PM ET
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Does anyone get a little tired of the author repeatedly telling us how good looking Enza and Ciro are?  Just askin'....

Date Posted: 4/6/2013 10:29 AM ET
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Date Posted: 4/6/2013 10:53 AM ET
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I loved how Ciro negotiated his first job in America...before he even got there! Good work, dude! I'd like to ask him to negotiate my next job offer for me.

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Date Posted: 4/6/2013 11:23 AM ET
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I chuckled to myself at that one.

Date Posted: 4/14/2013 4:29 PM ET
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They both have a lot of spunk, that's for sure!
Date Posted: 4/16/2013 10:54 AM ET
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Wow, Enza sure had a rough sea crossing, huh?  Is it really possible for someone to get that seasick?  To the point where they are near death?  The nurse at the hospital said she would never be able to travel by boat again.  I assume that would not be a problem in this day and age, as I would think there are medications one could take to curb the severity of the seasickness. 

I marveled at how the two re-connected in the hospital.  Wonder what the odds are on that happening.  I'm glad, though, that they've been re-united.  Now it Ciro can just get rid of his current beautiful but empty headed twit of a girlfriend, perhaps he and Enza can finally hook up. 



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Date Posted: 4/16/2013 12:25 PM ET
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I would think near-death is quite possible.  If you can't keep down enough water, and can't hydrate, over enough time, yes, you'd die.  I don't know how long that would take, though.

Date Posted: 4/17/2013 12:25 AM ET
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Because I was curious about the seasickness thing too, I actually looked up how long it would take for a person to die if they were unable to take in and hold down any water. The estimates varied from only a few days if the weather is hot, to almost two weeks. So, I guess the answer is yes - Enza could have died during the crossing, but the actual cause would have been dehydration and electrolyte imbalance, not the seasickness itself. I hope I never, ever have to be sick  that much!

 

Date Posted: 4/17/2013 11:11 AM ET
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I think that could have been me in an earlier time.  I got horribly car sick as a child...still do sometimes!