The Scarlet Letter

Name 2 things the sailors do which is questionable by Puritan code


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The sailors smoked and drank...... things definitely not looked upon with favor.

"They transgressed, without fear or scruple, the rules of behaviour that were binding on all others; smoking tobacco under the beadle’s very nose, although each whiff would have cost a townsman a shilling; and quaffing, at their pleasure, draughts of wine or aqua-vitae from pocket-flasks, which they freely tendered to the gaping crowd around them."


The Scarlet Letter