The Yankee Middy, Or, The Adventures of a Naval Officer: A Story of the Great Rebellion

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Lee and Shepard, 1866 - Children's literature - 332 pages
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Page 36 - ... finality. Englishmen naturally abhorred the idea of burning homesteads, of cattle-driving, of destroying crops — however well-proven it might be that the Boer farms were at once supply-stores and armouries. Both in Parliament and in the Press the man responsible was denounced as cruel and callous — not only for what he had done, but for what he was erroneously, and sometimes malignantly, alleged to have done. Here, as always, his admirers, who were many, were his devoted champions; his critics,...
Page 253 - ... for himself. He had delayed the steamer, and it was possible that this delay had favored his friends, though in what manner he was unable to tell. He felt that the present was his own ; and as soon as the wheels ceased...
Page 136 - I know you ! I know who you are and what you are ! You have grossly insulted me, and I will pay you off for it, if it costs me my life ; " and Mr. Tubbs, still foaming with wrath, rushed out of the messroom, and went on deck. " Mad," said Thompson, without looking up from the book he was reading.

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