Three Years on the Blockade: A Naval Experience (Google eBook)

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Abbey Press, 1902 - United States - 171 pages
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Page 41 - In leaving you to-day we beg you to accept our best wishes for your health and happiness while sojourning on this pleasant, hospitable shore. That we may have another exchange of courtesies before the war closes, and that we may meet face to face in close
Page 165 - and it was with a sense of relief that we found ourselves
Page 57 - a timber, breaking all the outside planking from the main to the spar-deck.
Page 64 - months, and we had only dim recollections of how they looked, and the sudden appearance of several of that sex upon our station, nearly prostrated us with astonishment and delight; and a general effort was noticed among all hands, to appear as attractive as possible in case the ship came near enough for the ladies to observe us.
Page 68 - within the same space of time as ours did on that occasion.
Page 31 - fishing seems to offer the refuge from despair; and the quiet contemplation of the bob, in constant expectation of its disappearance
Page 36 - We had almost reached the conclusion that the government intended us to remain here alone until the close of the war,
Page 29 - A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Page 31 - knowledge of this happy fact, fishing was carried on from morning until night over the sides of the ship. The
Page 41 - By order of my government I have this day evacuated

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