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"It is sailing on a Friday that causes sailors dread. Upon receiving reports by wireless of ice along his course."
What does the phrase mean in red?
Yes, that's what I tried to explain with the colour coding!
I agree with Rover, and I think you read it wrongly, Polyester.
This might help you understand the phrase better:
Upon receiving reports of ice along his course by wireless...
Polyester had punctuated the quoted text incorrectly. I tried to highlight that in post #2, but it would appear that the use of colour was more of a distraction.
You can find the original here:
https://books.google.com/books?id=8YZoBAAAQBAJ&pg=PT65&lpg=PT65&dq="Upon+re ceiving+reports+by+wireless+of+ice+along+his+cours e"&source=bl&ots=vo5tc0lSKW&sig=TPTIMP5GHrf4nnH-H4L9PJ8oR0I&hl=en&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q="Up on receiving reports by wireless of ice along his course"&f=false