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Page 42 - 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 58 - a timber, breaking all the outside planking from the main to the spar-deck.
Page 65 - 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 69 - within the same space of time as ours did on that occasion.
Page 32 - fishing seems to offer the refuge from despair; and the quiet contemplation of the bob, in constant expectation of its disappearance
Page 37 - We had almost reached the conclusion that the government intended us to remain here alone until the close of the war,
Page 32 - knowledge of this happy fact, fishing was carried on from morning until night over the sides of the ship. The